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Christine Barrow and Peter Aggleton

Good Face, Bad Mind? HIV Stigma and Tolerance Rhetoric in Barbados


Despite efforts to acknowledge the structural drivers of HIV, programmatic
responses continue to be framed by ideas of personal risk, individual
autonomy and moral responsibility. HIV prevention in particular is
severely constrained by stigma that deters openness about serostatus and
promotes public and private shame and blame. This paper examines
experiences of stigma in relation to HIV and associated sexual and social
characteristics in Barbados and the English-speaking Caribbean. To

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