MICHIGAN, USA

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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