Welcome from the Regional Chair

In my capacity as the local chair, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Asian Stigma & Discrimination Forum 2020!

Stigma is undermining every single effort each of us is making towards the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in this region. Learning how to recognize stigma and discrimination, discussing what works and what does not work to address them, and sharing how to scale-up best practices in the Asia-Pacific are crucial for all of us. Challenges need to be recognized and concerted effort is needed now.

Regional Chair