Tag Archives: Stigma

Links between stigma, suicidal thoughts and less HIV testing in Nigerian men who have sex with men

The qualitative subsample differed in that they were more likely to be in the medium or high stigma classes, to have experienced suicidal ideation (46%), to have had an HIV test (75%), and were older on average than the quantitative sample. Qualitative findings revealed that stigma resulted in isolation, emotional distress, avoidant behavior, enduring feelings… Read More »

Managing sexual and survival risks: the impact of inequity and stigma on Jamaican MSM and transwomen

Two recent qualitative studies highlight Jamaican men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (trans) women’s heightened vulnerability to HIV. These groups are at higher risk of infection as a result of various socioeconomic inequalities — homelessness, lack of employment, the criminalisation of same-sex practices and high levels of stigma and violence. As a… Read More »