HIV Stigma

The Open University (2022). HIV Stigma. The Open University, OU Connect.



This video features three people who have been living with HIV for over 20 years talking about their experiences of stigma. HIV is now a manageable, unseen LTC which cannot be transmitted when people are receiving effective treatment. In the past however (before treatment) HIV led to AIDS which was a very visible, disruptive, life limiting condition associated with already marginalised people. Nowadays many people living with HIV choose to conceal their status due to ongoing health stigma. HIV is a physical disability which means people living with are protected by the Equality Act 2010.

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