Strategies to Address Intersectional Stigma

Strategies to Address Intersectional Stigma

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July 18, 2023

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This interactive webinar discusses strategies for considering the multiple stigmas patients face and how to minimize their impact.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe different types of stigmas and how they can affect people living with HIV
  • Identify ways to reduce or eliminate the use of stigmatizing language
  • Address the effects of stigmatizing terms and phrases on healthcare and patient outcomes
  • Discuss intersectional stigma and the importance of addressing each patient as an individual

Valerie Wojciechowicz has been in the HIV field for 27 years. She has created and managed medical peer programs, speaking programs, and training with the goals of erasing stigma and discrimination and helping others see the value of eliminating stigmatizing language around HIV. Her experiences as a long-term survivor, living with HIV for 37 years, have motivated her to work tirelessly locally, statewide, and nationally. Valerie uses her experience as a woman living with HIV since the age of 23 to educate, advocate, and provide support. She is extremely passionate about improving the quality of life and education for the HIV and AIDS communities and plans to continue working toward these goals.