NRCI hosted an esteemed panel of professionals to discuss the issue of stigma in its many forms.  In particular, the panel focused on stigma as it relates to HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and cancer.  Dr. Chate DeLoach of TCSPP served as the moderator for this panel, which featured Rebecca Fritz of Gilda’s Club, Michael Valdez of TPAN, and Krishna Gurung of KRMEF.  Mr. Gurung hails from Nepal and is responsible for developing a sustainable community for survivors of leprosy.  The panel delved into issues such as the impact of stigma, how to overcome it, and the hardships of stigma on individuals and their loved ones.  This enlightening panel discussion allowed for these professionals to share their personal experiences and expertise on the subject.