STIGMA can and often leads to DISCRIMINATION.
DISCRIMINATION is an action that may result from stigma and can be found in many settings, such as the classroom, workplace, family and or clinic. People who live with HIV (PLHIV) are often discriminated against. This means they are treated unfairly and differently from others simply because of their HIV status.
According to National AIDS Trust (NAT), one in three people diagnosed with HIV have experienced HIV-related discrimination at some point.
Watch these people living with HIV describe their experiences.
How do you think the stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV might affect the choices people make? Think about the following issues: