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  Howard University International Conference on Stigma
  Howard University Blackburn Center

Stigma is an attitude of the society that degrades a person or a group due to an attribute, such as an illness, deformity, color, nationality, religion etc. Perceived stigma by the discredited person is equally destructive whether or not actual discrimination occurs. Stigma destroys a person’s dignity; marginalizes affected individuals; violates basic human rights; markedly diminishes the chances of a stigmatized person achieving full potential; and seriously hampers pursuit of happiness and contentment.

Stigma, when associated with a medical condition or disability, prevents a person from seeking evaluation and treatment, disclosing the diagnosis to those most likely to provide support, and following treatment guidelines. In response, Howard University is working to establish a Center at Howard University to address this problem. Please see www.whocanyoutell.org/ for more information. Your donations are critical to achieving these goals.


Howard University International Conference on Stigma 2013

Howard University Blackburn Center

November 22, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration Levels:

  • Physicians/Ph.D. Researchers* $40
  • Nurses and Other Health Professionals* $30
  • Community Organizations/Others $25
  • Students $10

*Please note there will be an additional fee of $20 on the day of the conference for Continuing Medical Education Credits.

We want to include all interested individuals in this important event. Should you be unable to pay at this time, scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please email hupeds@gmail.com.


General Donations: All donations are gladly accepted. Every dollar counts! Your donations help support children, families and individuals with HIV and other stigmatized diseases and conditions. Please donate.

If you would like to mail a check, please make the check out to: CEAS / HUH
and mail it to: 
Caroline Reed
2041 Georgia Ave. N.W. – Room 6-B-31
Washington, DC 20060

If you are unable to attend, or would like to contribute additional funds, please enter the amount below.

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