Letters

Stigma of AIDS needs to be overcome

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.573-a (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:573
  1. Ediriweera B R Desapriya, research associate (edesap@cw.bc.ca)
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University of British Columbia, Centre for Community Child Health Research, 4480 Oak Street, L 408, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3V4

    EDITOR—With reference to the editorial by Ruger, combating HIV-AIDS in industrialising countries requires improving the conditions under which people are free to choose safer life strategies and conditions for themselves and future generations.1

    Sexually transmitted infections have always been imbued with stigma because of their association with behaviours considered deviant or immoral. …

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