Book cover - red background, people lighting candles among HIV ribbons

Recommended Practices to Combat HIV-Related Stigma

A Guidebook for Local Faith Communities
David Barstow
Gracia Violeta Ross
Manoj Kurian

In Recommended Practices to Combat HIV-Related Stigma, the World Council of Churches presents experiences of local congregations responding to HIV stigma. HIV stigma remains a significant barrier to universal access to care and prevention services and continues to be a challenge for the world, demanding our engagement and action. The faith community, with its large networks, influence and leadership, is well-placed to end HIV stigma and discrimination. It is our responsibility to participate in the HIV response; it is our calling to care for the most vulnerable.

Specs:36 pages; 7 x 9 size; PDF; 4-colour 

ISBN: ISBN: 978-2-8254-1842-0

Shelving/Topics: Religion/Health/HIV

Rights: World, all languages

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We highly value and appreciate recent WCC publications related to the HIV response for three reasons: First, they address crucial challenges related to the inequalities driving the epidemic. Second, they confirm that only a multistakeholder approach involving all partners can bring sustainable results. Third, they demonstrate commitment by one of the biggest global FBOs to the implementation of the Global AIDS strategy, especially in this critical moment when objectives adopted by the international community are in danger. 

Jacek Tyszko

UNAIDS Faith Partnership 

​​​​​​​Inequalities in access to life and health-giving love, grace, compassion, solidarity, and equity and justice continue to drive HIV stigma and AIDS itself. Given our reach and our infrastructure in health, education, and communication, faith communities and congregations are uniquely positioned to address these inequalities faster and more sustainably. This booklet will do much to enhance our “End Inequalities,  End AIDS” consciousness, competence, and resilience.

Rev. Prof Canon Gideon B Byamugisha, patron, INERELA +