Anne Stangl is a senior behavioral scientist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this role, she develops strategies and coordinate efforts to improve health outcomes for women, girls and marginalized populations by reducing stigma and promoting human rights. Stangl is also director of the Stigma Action Network secretariat.
HIV testing and prevention services are not reaching the people at highest risk of infection. Reaching them will require public health and outreach programs that reduce stigma and discrimination and remove the human rights barriers to prevention, care and treatment. ICRW's Anne Stangl explains how to get there.
Stigmatizing and discriminating against people living with HIV hinder any progress made so far on reducing transmission and tackling the epidemic, the ICRW's Anne Stangl writes in a guest opinion during the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia.