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Open in a separate window Notes: Confounders controlled by each model. Compared with PLWHA with lower perceived or enacted stigma, those with higher stigma score were more likely to report lower monthly household income. Similarly, people with higher internalized or enacted stigma were less likely to have a full-time job.
The prevalent stigmatizing attitudes have pushed PLWHA to the fringes of society and exerted negative effects on many aspects in their life context. By assessing associations between emotional burden and stigma, we found depression and anxiety were more sensitive to stigma that PLWHA encountered.
All three domains of stigma increased the likelihood of developing depression and anxiety problems among this population. On the other hand, we did not observe significant impacts of various types of stigma on behavioral outcomes e.
Perhaps behavioral changes are more distal consequences than emotional changes as the result of stigmatizing experience. There are some potential explanations.
The evaluation between stigma and physical burden revealed that PLWHA with higher stigma were more likely to have higher viral loads compared to their peers who encountered less degree of stigma.
On the other hand, the relationship between stigma and CD4 may be more complicated than a simple relationship.
The higher degree of enacted stigma constrained PLWHA's capacity to make a higher income, obtain a full-time job or meet the financial needs at their households. PLWHA may be more likely to be discriminated by their co-workers due to their sero-status, which further suppressed their limited working opportunities.
An intervention that aims to help PLWHA pursue a normal life path by targeting on physical, psychological and contextual barriers is urgently desired.
The large sample size provided a sufficient power in the current study.
In addition, we identified the association-specific confounders by employing the DAG. The rigorous procedure warrants the validity and reliability our estimates. On the other hand, a few caveats need to keep in mind while interpreting findings in the current study.
First, due to the nature of cross-sectional study, we cannot make any casual inference between the exposure and outcome variables. Second, as all participants in the current study were recruited from rural areas in Guangxi of China, findings might not be generalizable to other areas of China.
Third, due to limited space in the survey, data on some important factors that may contribute to the negative consequences of HIV stigma were not collected.
Fourth, due to different data collection routes self-administered vs. Despite these limitations, findings in our study shed light on implementing scalable stigma-reduction campaigns in China.
An ecological and multilateral framework that involves stakeholders at multiple levels can be developed to address this persistent and even progressing epidemic.
In addition, workshops that address their psychological well-being are also an essential component to fight against the HIV stigma. The empowerment procedure can help PLWHA to appropriately manage their disease both physically and psychologically.
We need to design intervention activities that fit to family settings.
At the institutional level, such as hospitals, schools, working places, leaders of these institutions need to encourage their staff to provide a non-judgmental and respectful environment for PLWHA.
As enacted stigma is the major contributor to PLWHA's financial difficulties, an intervention targeting enacted stigma may help them with financial survival. At the social level, health professionals can promote the anti-stigma norms through community-based programs and work through non-government organizations.
Finally, at the policy-level, policy-makers should launch law and policy reforms to prohibit discrimination against P LWHA. In conclusion, we call for multilateral-multilevel efforts to overcome stigma and discrimination against PLWHA.
An effective strategy to cope with stigma will not only enhance the psychological, physical and financial status of the PLWHA, but serve as an essential component in curbing the concomitant public health burdens stemming from the ever-growing HIV epidemic in China.
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