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Rappler's latest stories on stigma


WATCH: What can you do to encourage HIV testing?

Mar 31, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Beyond raising awareness on how HIV spreads, it is important to address the stigma surrounding the virus

[OPINION] How to be a strong single mother

Mar 10, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Understand that single parenthood is a choice. The choice to be a good parent or to be a selfish person is a choice you make on a daily basis.

[OPINION] I'm complicit in the rise of the HIV epidemic – and so are you

Jan 05, 2019 - 11:37 AM

I am not writing this to blame anyone. Instead, I invite you to be part of the solution.

Weight stigma: 5 unspoken truths

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The stigma is often perpetrated by friends and family, not strangers. The results of stigma can be catastrophic.

DANGERS OF STIGMA. It can cause an awful lot of damage. Shutterstock

'We will win this': Advocates call to end HIV, AIDS stigma

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:09 AM

Advocates and those living with the virus brings to Twitter their stories in a bid to end discrimination in the country

On World AIDS Day, Duque urges public to break stigma on HIV

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III calls on HIV positive Filipinos to avail of the free anti-retroviral therapy of the DOH

BREAK THE STIGMA.HIV awareness advocates join DOH Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, and WHO's Dr Rajendra Yada as they hold up HIV awareness ribbons. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

How can we help end the negative impact of HIV?

Nov 30, 2017 - 9:11 AM

In the Philippines, the question is highlighted after media groups and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) struggled to handle a case involving a person living with HIV (PLHIV)

What you should never say to someone on their period

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Words have underlying meanings so be wary of these common faux pas

WATCH: Healing the stigma of HIV

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:15 PM

In an environment where government policies restrict interventions reaching out through kindness and acceptance becomes a way to address HIV

EPIDEMIC. Cebu has seen one of the biggest explosions in infection rates, specifically among people who inject drugs (PWID) and share needles. Photo by Veejay Villafranca

Menghapus stigma HIV dan AIDS

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Berikut beberapa hal yang dapat kamu lakukan untuk menghapus stigma dan diskriminasi bagi penderita HIV dan AIDS

Memang kenapa kalau janda?

Nov 05, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Mungkin kampanye dan penyadaran tentang perempuan kepala keluarga harus lebih gencar lagi dan menarik untuk kelompok kelas menengah

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Why Indonesia must invest in mental health

Oct 10, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Indonesia must address stigma associated with mental illnesses as well as provide mental health first aid for victims of natural disasters

DEATH. Before he died, this man lived chained to a platform at Kyai Syamsul's traditional healing center in Brebes, Central Java. While there his ankles swelled and his body became emaciated. Photo from Human Rights Watch

Happy news! Masturbation actually has health benefits

Jan 06, 2016 - 11:19 AM

In actual fact masturbation has many health benefits

Indonesia apologizes for posters saying sneezing transmits HIV

Nov 18, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Social media was flooded with angry comments after the ministry s attempt to launch a campaign to debunk myths about HIV backfired

APOLOGY. Indonesia apologizes for a mistake on a poster about HIV. Photo from @MuvitaBaik Twitter account

PODCAST: Let's talk about HIV with Wanggo Gallaga

Oct 10, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Rappler columnist and podcaster Ana Santos talks to writer Wanggo Gallaga an HIV AIDS advocate who has been living with HIV for nearly 7 years

#StayNegatHIVe: Netizens show support for HIV/AIDS advocacy

Sep 18, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Netizens and HIV AIDS advocates encourage fellow Filipinos especially the youth to make themselves aware of the issue and get tested

On abortion, the Pope, priests should not dictate on women

Sep 04, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Calling abortion a sin does not help solve anything and most definitely giving priests the power to absolve women does absolutely nothing

CHARISMATIC PONTIFF. Pope Francis draws support after asking priests to forgive women who had abortions. File photo by Luca Zennaro/EPA/Pool

Why do we have to be ashamed of menstruation?

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:24 PM

The author takes the first step in removing the stigma attached with the natural process of menstruation by talking about it

What you need to know about children with HIV/AIDS

Jun 10, 2015 - 8:01 PM

A new HIV treatment innovation can help save the lives of many children The problem however is that many parents and children remain unaware of HIV AIDS

Ever heard of menstruphobia and menstrual cups?

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Watch this short video on how menstrual cups can help women and girls

What you need to know about women and HIV

May 22, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Did you know that HIV positive mothers can transmit the virus to their children during pregnancy labor delivery or breastfeeding?

Advocates ask PH: Say no to homophobia

May 17, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Advocates celebrate IDAHO or the International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia and the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

#WorldAIDSDay campaign: Get tested!

Dec 01, 2014 - 6:58 PM

There are more cases of HIV AIDS in the Philippines than what has been recorded because people don t get tested for fear of the stigma Snap out of it says a campaign

Uganda 'HIV nurse' to be released from jail

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:19 PM

The case divides Ugandans with some newspapers branding 64 year old Rosemary Namubiru a killer nurse but HIV AIDS activists assert she is a victim of growing stigmatization

#BeenRapedNeverReported: Rape victims speak up online

Nov 08, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Rape victims find a safe confessional on social media

The day I took the HIV test

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:00 AM

If I a sufficiently well educated person and activist found myself guilty of self stigmatization then certainly the stigma surrounding HIV and the HIV test is still out there

Keeping the demons at bay: Dealing with depression

Jul 19, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Being sad is normal but depression is a disease that kills if left unchecked

The thing about condoms

Feb 15, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Social stigma keeps condom use low in the Philippines

SAFE SEX TALK. Social stigma still keeps condom use low in the Philippines