A Scoping Review of an HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma-Reduction Intervention for Professionals and Students from Health-Related Disciplines

Haixia Ma, Alice Yuen Loke

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Objective: To review HIV/AIDS-related stigma-reduction interventions for professionals and students from health-related disciplines. Methods: A scoping review was conducted to identify the key characteristics of the interventions in electronic databases up to April 2018. Results: 45 studies were included in the review. The majority of interventions adopted a combination of approaches. Interventions with multiple approaches and a longer duration/multiple sessions are more likely to achieve the intended results. While standardized measurements of stigmatizing attitudes toward people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) were lacking. Conclusion: Most of the included studies showed promise results. However, standardized measurements should be developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-129
Number of pages36
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020


  • people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)
  • professionals and students from health-related disciplines
  • Stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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