“Stigma is a social process by which some people, based on their characteristics, are perceived to be less valuable and are excluded from social regard and power. Others, those without this characteristic, are treated as more valuable human

HIV-related stigma includes mistreatment for being HIV-positive as well as stigmas that intersect with HIV, including racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, bias against the poor, bias against immigrants, and others.”

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