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Evidence of HIV-related stigma among African people in the UK

Information-sharing meeting - Black African migrants, National AIDS Trust, 13 February 2014

Speakers: Catherine Dodds

This meeting, hosted by the National AIDS Trust with support from the MAC AIDS Fund was designed to enable African service providers to share information around HIV needs and appropriate responses. The audience comprised invited HIV service providers and key stakeholders. Sigma Research was asked to tailor-make a presentation for this event which offered an overview of the research evidence that our unit has collected about HIV-related stigma affecting Black African people in England with and without HIV. Catherine Dodds collated data from four key Sigma Research studies: Outsider Status, Plus One, Bass Line and the Evaluation of F2B Summer Camp for young people with HIV in her presentation. The presentation summarises key findings pertaining to stigma from each of these studies, and concludes with a set of questions which ask participants to consider if we have focussed too much on individual level responses to HIV-related stigma in response to evidence such as this.

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