The 9th Annual International Conference on Stigma will be held on Friday November 16, 2018 at the Howard University Cramton Auditorium at 2455 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Coalition for Elimination of AIDS-related Stigma (CEAS), based at Howard University in Washington, DC, is a group of professionals, community leaders, concerned individuals and organizations that have come together to focus efforts to diminish and eliminate the stigma associated with HIV. Stigma prevents citizens from getting tested for HIV, seeking medical care, and disclosing diagnosis to loved ones and adhering to treatment and follow up. Stigma has become a major reason why the HIV epidemic continues and millions of people are getting infected and dying with HIV every year. The Coalition plans to measure the burden of stigma, test the effectiveness of intervention mechanisms, implement appropriate strategies and determine their effect over time. We have recently expanded our efforts to address other health related stigma as well.