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The respondents complained that news articles in Chinese media lacked objectivity and tended to stigmatize PLWHA.
Given these framing functions, media could potentially stigmatize HIV/AIDS by overstating its infection channels (problem definition); associating it with a certain social group (causal diagnosis); attributing blame to certain groups (moral judgment); and suggesting or justifying discriminatory solutions (treatment recommendation).
Here, too, traits at the sub-individual level are less likely than before to be raised to master status and stigmatize the person as abnormal.