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Join us for a talk on "Socio-cultural, economic and internal drivers of HIV related stigma among female and male sex workers in Niamey, Niger" presented by P. Amina Alio, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences, Center for Community Health & Prevention. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies stigma as the primary barrier to the HIV/AIDS testing and treatment cascade in western and central Africa. In Niger, sex workers are the epicenter of the HIV epidemic with infection rates of 19% to 36% (2015-2016). They also bear the burden of consequences of various forms of stigmas that hinder HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among this vulnerable population.

This study explores the intersectionality of stigmas of sex work, sexual orientation and HIV infection. Results highlight sex and gender differences, and the multiple manifestations and impacts of HIV stigma among sex workers in the city of Niamey.

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