HIV stigma and discrimination are still very real issues in our society, despite advances in medical treatment and increased awareness. Unfortunately, the social stigma surrounding HIV often causes shame and fear, leading to discrimination against people living with HIV. When we talk about HIV stigma, we mean the negative attitudes, beliefs, and actions of others towards people with HIV. Discrimination is the unfair treatment of people with HIV based on their health status. The stigma surrounding HIV can affect a person’s daily life, as well as their access to healthcare and social support. In this blog post, we will discuss HIV stigma and discrimination and how we can work to break down the barriers they create.