Many of those living and working within communities affected by HIV are interested in how stigma impacts people living with HIV. PAN’s BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project looks into what is happening in various parts of BC; the upcoming national launch of the same study will explore different areas in Canada.
Australia’s Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project seeks to understand experiences of stigma and to develop an indicator of stigma among priority populations. These populations include:
- Gay and other men who have sex with men
- People who inject drugs
- People living with HIV
- People living with viral hepatitis (B and C)
- People who engage in sex work
Professor Carla Treloar will be presenting on initial findings from Australia’s project on October 2, 2017. 3:00 PST/ 6:00 PM EST
Professor Carla Treloar is the Director of Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Her research interests are in the fields of hepatitis C and injecting drug use. She is a primarily qualitative researcher and is grounded in the disciplines of health and social psychology, public health and health policy. However, Carla constantly seeks to work across methods and disciplines. In particular, she sees it essential to work towards blending the insights that an individual-based discipline like health psychology can provide when issues such as hepatitis C and illicit drug use are considered in social, legal and political contexts.