Category Archives: Social Stigma

Researchers fight HIV Stigma and Discrimination

by Sean Duncan A panel of three speakers shared research and findings about HIV stigma in foreign countries Saturday in a session at the WRIHC, Chloë Waters, assistant to the executive director at I-TECH, shared her research results from a study … Continue reading

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Mental health care requires evidence-based treatment

By: Teo Jion Chun Evidence-based treatment must be introduced to help people living with mental health and counter the stigma that are facing, said experts in a plenary session that took place at University of Washington (UW) yesterday evening. “As … Continue reading

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Kin On Center treats by honoring Chinese culture

By Lucas Anderson It began with necessity, Sam Wan recalls. In a community forged with unity, in the mid 1980’s Seattle’s Chinese found themselves fragmented. Residents needed a cause to bring them together; a continuous strand that would be able … Continue reading

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Helping immigrants learn to talk openly about AIDS

By Chantal Anderson For African immigrants, who come from countries with high HIV/AIDS rates and where the disease is often considered a death sentence, talking about AIDS in the U.S. is often difficult. That’s particularly true for immigrant women, who … Continue reading

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At Harborview’s leprosy clinic, doctors treat stigma along with the disease

By Rachel Solomon When the Filipina woman came to the small clinic at Harborview Medical Center, she was certain the skin lesions that darkened her body were lymphoma. That’s what the doctors initially told her. But when they took a … Continue reading

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