To kick of our Spring 2020 Seminar Series, SHARC hosted Dr. Karsten Lunze from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Lunze spent the day visiting and networking with SHARC and University of Florida faculty, staff, and students.
During the seminar, Dr. Lunze discussed the role of stigma as a major care access barrier for people living with HIV during his presentation, “Understanding and Intervening on Stigma Affecting HIV Key Populations”.
Stigma affects our everyday life and stems from many sources externally, structurally, and internally. Dr. Lunze shared research about HIV and Substance Use stigma and the role in care integration among the community. Interventions discussed included external interventions to educate the public, structural interventions to advocate for law and regulation changes, and internal interventions to empower people to cope with the external pressures of stigma.
Thank you again to Dr. Karsten Lunze for joining us in Gainesville to kick off the SHARC Seminar Series for Spring 2020!
If you missed the seminar today, make sure to mark your calendar for next month’s seminar on Feb. 19! More details to come on our website or on our Facebook page!