The 2013 round of applications for funding has resulted in approval for the following pilot project:
Designing a Research project for understanding the role of stigma and shame in STI and HIV testing
The project will be headed by Phil Hutchinson, Ph.D. (Man.), M.A. (Man.), B.A. (London), Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University.
The aim of the preliminary project is to find the methodology to test the hypothesis: is shame one of the reasons for failing to attend for STI and HIV testing. The project will be completed within six months involving setting up workshops with groups involved with both patient groups and those sexual health care.