Worldwide, HIV-related stigmas had been acknowledged extensively in the literature; real time challenges of stigma faced by HIV infected patients in Indian context were understudied. The National AIDS Control Organization contributed a lot to achieve Quality of Life among People living with HIV with free Antiretroviral Therapy in India; however, underutilization of such facilities by HIV infected patients due to existing stigma showed low quality of life and poor mental health which worsen their diseased condition. This review addressed where and how stigma has formed in India since social beliefs, ethics and moral values are related to cultural backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101117
JournalClinical Epidemiology and Global Health
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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