Fight Against HIV/AIDS Stigma And Discrimination Continues
By CBMP

Fight Against HIV/AIDS Stigma And Discrimination Continues
Jamaica Information Services
14/05/2012

Over the years, HIV has become a significant health, economic and workplace issue with the potential to negatively affect productivity and development. Stigma and discrimination help to fuel the spread of HIV, standing as major obstacles to prevention services as well as to treatment, care and support for people living with the virus. While there is no cure for HIV, the virus can be controlled. Stigma and discrimination against persons living with the virus can take a toll on a country’s productive sector. HIV-related stigma and discrimination, especially in the workplace, can also lead to the abuse of workers’ rights.  

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