Understanding and Combating Stigma: A Toolkit for Improving Care and Support for People Affected by HBV

November 1, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT / 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

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Stigma and discrimination negatively affect the health and well-being of people living with or most vulnerable to the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV-related stigma refers to the devaluation of people living with or affected by HBV, or risk factors associated with acquiring the virus (e.g., race/ethnicity, sexual orientation). Negative attitudes (prejudice) and negative behavior (discrimination) follow stigma and often result in unfair and unjust treatment of people at risk for or living with HBV. HBV-related stigma contributes to keeping people from accessing prevention, care and treatment for the disease, and helps fuel the global hepatitis B epidemic.

We all play a part in preventing stigma and discrimination associated with HBV, and can better work to improve the care and support for people affected by HBV. As trusted members of society, health care providers can play a key role in combating HBV-related stigma. In addressing stigma, providers can help improve care and support for people affected by HBV, and help reduce the global impact of hepatitis B beginning with the patients and communities they serve.

Join us and Hep B United for this webinar on our recently published stigma toolkit, a curriculum developed to help community-based organizations and health facilities work with patients and staff to combat and address stigma and associated discrimination.

Speakers:

  • Janice Lyu, Senior Hepatitis B Program Associate, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
  • Beverly Quintana, Communications Manager, AAPCHO
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Beverly Quintana
Communications Manager
(510) 272-9536 x112
bquintana@aapcho.org

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