Stigma – 30 Years Into the Epidemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID

Our colleague Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will appear tonight on "Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS," Exit Disclaimer an hour-long special on Anderson Cooper 360° at 9pm ET on CNN.

The program will focus on the role stigma continues to play in the spread of HIV, and prevention and treatment issues.

Stigma is a critical issue addressed by The National HIV/AIDS Strategy as stated in the Strategy's vision statement — "The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination."  

 Read the Strategy here (PDF).