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Stigma and Discrimination Issues Persist in Implementation of US Global AIDS Programs
Ending HIV-related stigma and discrimination is critical for prevention, treatment and care for millions. PHR?has analyzed the four completed PEPFAR country partnership framework agreements, plus a late-stage draft of Kenya's agreement, to determine how they address several issues related to stigma and discrimination:
- whether they promote legal and policy changes required to create a protective legal environment for women, people living with HIV/AIDS and other marginalized populations;
- whether they address health sector stigma; and
- whether they acknowledge people with disabilities as a population at heightened risk for contracting HIV.