Authors: Gamji M’Rabiu Abubakari, Debbie Dada, Jemal Nur, DeAnne Turner, Amma Otchere, Leonne Tanis, Zhao Ni, Ibrahim Wunpini Mashoud, Kate Nyhan, Laura Nyblade, LaRon E Nelson.
Publication date: 2021/8/1
Source: BMJ open
Publisher: British Medical Journal Publishing Group
Research has established that various forms of stigma (HIV stigma, gender non-conforming stigma and same-gender sex stigma) exist across Sub-Saharan Africa and have consequences for the utilisation of HIV prevention and care services. Stigmas are typically investigated in HIV literature individually or through investigating individual populations and the various stigmas they may face. The concept of intersectionality highlights the interconnected nature of social categorisations and their ability to create interdependent systems of discrimination based on gender, race, sexuality and so on. Drawing from perspectives on intersectionality, intersectional stigma denotes the convergence of multiple marginalised identities within an individual or a group, the experiences of stigma associated with these identities as well as the synergistic impact of these experiences on health and well-being. With respect to …