• Journal Article

HIV-Related Stigma Among Healthcare Providers in the Deep South

Citation

Stringer, K. L., Turan, B., McCormick, L., Durojaiye, M., Nyblade, L., Kempf, M. C., ... Turan, J. M. (2016). HIV-Related Stigma Among Healthcare Providers in the Deep South. AIDS and Behavior, 20(1), 115-125. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-015-1256-y

Abstract

Stigma towards people living with HIV (PLWH) in healthcare settings is a barrier to optimal treatment. However, our understanding of attitudes towards PLWH from healthcare providers' perspective in the United States is limited and out-of-date. We assessed HIV-related stigma among healthcare staff in Alabama and Mississippi, using online questionnaires. Participants included 651 health workers (60 % White race; 83 % female). Multivariate regression suggests that several factors independently predict stigmatizing attitudes: Protestant compared to other religions (beta = 0.129, p