Stigma, Discrimination and Living with HIV/AIDS

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

  • Pranee Liamputtong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Stigma, Discrimination, HIV/AIDS – Theoretical Understanding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Valerie A. Earnshaw, Seth C. Kalichman
      Pages 23-38
    3. Robert Wyrod
      Pages 39-51
    4. Connie Y. Y. Ho, Winnie W. S. Mak
      Pages 53-69
  3. The Experiences of Stigma and Discrimination across Social and Cultural Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. John A. Sauceda, John S. Wiebe, Deepa Rao, Cynthia R. Pearson, Jane M. Simoni
      Pages 187-203
    3. Maretha Visser, Heather Sipsma
      Pages 205-227
    4. Ajay Bailey, Shrinivas Darak
      Pages 229-245
    5. Eli Lieber, Ioakim Boutakidis, Dorothy Chin
      Pages 247-258
    6. Allanise Cloete, Seth C. Kalichman, Leickness Chisamu Simbayi
      Pages 259-269
    7. John B. F. de Wit, Dean A. Murphy, Philippe C. G. Adam, Simon Donohoe
      Pages 289-308
  4. Dealing with and Management of Stigma and Discrimination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Pamela Payne Foster, Susan W. Gaskins
      Pages 325-336
    3. Lucy Stackpool-Moore, Maureen Leah Chirwa, Sam de Croy, Alastair Hudson, David Kamkwamba, Ruth Mwaiwao Kundecha et al.
      Pages 337-355
    4. Pranee Liamputtong, Niphattra Haritavorn, Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee
      Pages 377-397

About this book


Up until now, many articles have been written to portray stigma and discrimination which occur with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in many parts of the world. But this is the first book which attempts to put together results from empirical research relating to stigma, discrimination and living with HIV/AIDS. The focus of this book is on issues relevant to stigma and discrimination which have occurred to individuals and groups in different parts of the globe, as well as how these individuals and groups attempt to deal with HIV/AIDS. The book comprises chapters written by researchers who carry out their projects in different parts of the world and each chapter contains empirical information based on real life situations. This can be used as an evidence for health care providers to implement socially and culturally appropriate services to assist individuals and groups who are living with HIV/AIDS in many societies. The book is of interest to health care providers who have their interests in working with individuals and groups who are living with HIV/AIDS from a cross-cultural perspective. It will be useful for students and lecturers in courses such as anthropology, sociology, social work, nursing, public health and medicine. In particular, it will assist health workers in community health centres and hospitals in understanding issues related to HIV/AIDS and hence provide culturally sensitive health care to people living with HIV/AIDS from different social and cultural backgrounds. The book is useful for anyone who is interested in HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination in diverse social and cultural settings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pranee Liamputtong
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public HealthLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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