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The present manuscript describes the findings from this qualitative study related to stigma, homophobia and HIV in the Jamaican prison context.
The source of the stigma in these stories was framed as instrumental stigma Herek , meaning that the negative association and behaviour was due to fear of contracting the disease and subsequent physical consequences. However, the link between homosexual stigma and HIV was a central theme in discussions of what people might think of other inmates who test for or are infected with HIV.
With increased knowledge, the double stigma of HIV and homosexuality also seems to have decreased over time. The programme was couched as part of a larger initiative in Jamaica to increase HIV testing.