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  • Wednesday, February, 2024| Today's Market | Current Time: 10:45:13
  • Dr. Gowri Kulkarni, Head of Medical Operations, MediBuddy

    In the four-decade battle against HIV, we’ve achieved remarkable progress, yet stigma and discrimination persist as formidable barriers. Addressing these challenges is paramount for effective HIV programs. Overcoming HIV-related stigma is not just a medical goal; it’s a societal responsibility. The impact of HIV on mental health is profound and often overlooked. The stigma associated with HIV can lead to isolation, anxiety, and depression many times causing delay in seeking help. Individuals affected by HIV may face discrimination, hindering their mental well-being. It’s crucial to recognize that the mental health of those living with or at risk of HIV is integral to their overall well-being. By promoting dignity, equity, and inclusion, we pave the way for improved health outcomes. It is imperative to challenge the persisting stigma surrounding HIV, ensuring that our collective efforts reflect compassion, understanding, and a commitment to health equity for all, especially those affected by HIV. Together, we can build a world free from discrimination, fostering a community where everyone is valued and supported. 

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