UNDERSTANDING HIV STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION
Man living with HIV photographed with his partner near Montevideo, Uruguay.
HIV has changed. Advances in prevention, treatment and care mean that tens of thousands of people living with HIV are able to live longer, healthier lives. In 2019, 81% of people living with HIV knew their HIV status. Among people who knew their status, 82% were accessing treatment and among people accessing treatment, 88% were virally suppressed.1
Yet, despite these advances, people living with HIV continue to face challenges that impact their quality of life daily. HIV stigma persists, affecting those living with the virus as well as their support networks.
- UNAIDS. UNAIDS Fact Sheet 2020. Available at: https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/fact-sheet Last accessed: February 2021.
- ViiV Healthcare. The Positive Perspectives Survey Report. Last accessed: February 2021.
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