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|Title:||HIV, Stigma, and Rates of Infection: A Rumour without Evidence|
|Authors:||Reidpath, DD;Chan, KY|
|Description:||The modern concept of a social stigma comes from the work of American sociologist Erving Goffman, who described it as a response to a deeply discrediting attribute that devalues the person . In the medical literature, stigma is almost inevitably written about in terms of adverse social sequelae of a disease—such as leprosy, tuberculosis, epilepsy, schizophrenia, or filariasis [2–6]—or a physical characteristic or functional loss, such as obesity, deafness, or paraplegia [7–9]. The consequences of stigma range from moderate opprobrium at one end of the spectrum to death .|
|Other Identifiers:||PLoS Med. 3 (10), Oct 2006|
|Appears in Collections:||Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers|
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