Yale Researchers to Investigate HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma’s Effect on Health Care in India
The Indian Council of Medical Research and India's National AIDS Research Institute together with Yale University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS next month will begin preliminary data collection for a year-long study on HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Indian hospitals, the Times of India reports. The study, called "Understanding HIV-Relevant Stigma in India," aims to determine how stigma affects patient care and to "lessen unconscious biases" among doctors toward HIV-positive patients. Researchers plan to interview patients and health care providers in Pune, a location selected because of its "increasing" HIV infection rate and the availability of trained researchers (Kashyap, Times of India, 8/14).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.