8 Nov 2016
WHAT FORMS OF STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION DO PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV FACE IN MICHIGAN ?
Among the 70 SI Questionnaire participants, during the prior year:
- 80% experienced negative feelings of self-blame and guilt about being HIVpositive.
- 73% experienced at least one form of social discrimination, most commonly hearing gossip about their HIV status and being sexually rejected by potential partners.
- 20% experienced at least one form of institutional discrimination, predominately related to healthcare, housing, and insurance access.
- 20% felt that their rights as a person living with HIV had been violated or abused.
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