Monday, 3 December 2018

Tackling HIV stigma in the health service

Tackling HIV stigma in the health service The past 30 years have seen huge advances in the medical treatment of HIV, with life expectancyin those diagnosed in the UK today similar to that in the general population. Despite the fact that we have surpassed the UNAIDS targets on diagnosis and treatment, stigmatising attitudestowards people living with HIV have persisted and are experienced even within the health service. Last year, a report from The King's Fund recommended that the Department of Health and NHS England should work together to make the NHS 'an exemplar of zero stigma'. So how big an issue is stigma within the health service today and what can be done to tackle it? The King's Fund

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