Authors: Laura Nyblade, Melissa A Stockton, Khalida Saalim, Gamji Rabiu Abu‐Ba'are, Sue Clay, Mutale Chonta, Debbie Dada, Emmanuel Mankattah, Richard Vormawor, Patrick Appiah, Francis Boakye, Ransford Akrong, Adom Manu, Emma Gyamerah, DeAnne Turner, Karan Sharma, Kwasi Torpey, LaRon E Nelson.
Publication date: 2022/7
Journal: Journal of the International AIDS Society
In Ghana, men who have sex with men (MSM) are estimated to be 11 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population. Stigmas at the intersection of HIV, same‐sex and gender non‐conformity are potential key drivers behind this outsized HIV disease burden. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are essential to HIV prevention, care and treatment and can also be sources of stigma for people living with HIV and MSM. This article describes the process and results of adapting an evidence‐based HIV stigma‐reduction HCW training curriculum to address HIV, same‐sex and gender non‐conformity stigma among HCWs in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions, Ghana.
Six steps were implemented from March 2020 to September 2021: formative research (in‐depth interviews with stigma‐reduction trainers [n = 8] and MSM living with HIV [n = 10], and focus group discussions with HCWs [n …
Total citations: Cited by 6-2022/2023
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