The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Types Of Discrimination An Hiv Person May Experience

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Forty Percent of HIV-Positive, Transitional Housing Residents in New York City Experience Discrimination From Health Care System, Study Says

About 40% of HIV-positive people living in transitional housing in New York City report having experienced discrimination when dealing with the health care system, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the journal Public Health... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Releases Health Care Discrimination Survey Results; More Than Half of LGBT and HIV Positive Respondents Report Discrimination

New York, N.Y. -- Today, Lambda Legal released the first nationwide survey that examines health care discrimination experienced by LGBT people and people living with HIV. "The results of this survey should shock the conscience of this nation and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent Experiences of Discrimination, Harassment, Connectedness to Community and Comfort With Sexual Orientation Reported by Adult Men Who Have Sex With Men as a Predictor of Adult HIV Status

The association of negative life factors during adolescence and adult HIV status was examined in the current study by using data from a probability-based sample of adult men who have sex with men. A total of 521 MSM reported their experiences of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV, legal rights, insurance, and discrimination

Rick could you please discuss what one may need to know after testing positive to hiv regarding employment, medical insurance. . .For example, i am currently employed through a company and they provide health insurance through a common provider....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Anytime we are talking about legal issues (including insurance issues), there is no single or simple answer, since laws can vary significantly from country to country, and from state to state. In addition, many laws... Read more »

My HIV MD discriminates because of my weight

I will like to first tell you about myself, I am 47, male and was diagnosed with AIDS a little over 3 years ago and I am currently on antivirals (Viramune, Truvada) and I also suffer from clinical depression and are on anti-depressents (Zoloft,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jose C.,A physician certainly should never intentionally humiliate a patient! There is always the possibility it was a misunderstanding. As you may know, one common problem with HIVers is wasting (involuntary weight loss). HIV specialists have... Read more »

Can HIV develop between two persons without HIV +ve?

If suppose one woman have unsafe sexual relation with two men and both of the men and woman are free from HIV at the start of the relationship and also neither the two men nor the woman doesn't have any other relation,is there any chance of HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,So you're wondering if a "menage a trois" of HIV-negative sex partners could "create" an HIV infection??? YIKES! Let me guess that either you are being home schooled or that you are yet another victim of... Read more »

Exercise/Joint Pain and HIV meds - my experience

You had a letter on July 3 with the title the same as I used, and person wanted to know if anyone had similar experience. I was on the same medications (zerit, epivir, and viracept) also for 3 years. Also experienced lipodystrophy. Also had a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Thank you for sharing that. As you stated, these drugs are saving your life, but there is no such thing as a free lunch! Every drug has some side effects and we all must weigh the risk benefit ratio for every drug for each individual patient. Good... Read more »
Connect With Others

Discriminated by the persons that loves me....

Posted by Maricela30, 4 Replies
I use to be a manager at this apartments that I used to live in . I made friends quickly because am an out going person. Amongst those people I made a good friend she was an older lady in her 60s. She was my friend for those 4 years that I managed... Read more »

Job related HIV experiences

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was wondering if having HIV has ever become a problem for anyone in the workplace? Has anyone ever had an experience of discrimination? Does anyone keep their HIV a secret to prevent this? Or has anyone ever had a possitive experience result... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys, I'm doing a senior thesis, my topic is discrimination against people with AIDS and HIV and I really need to talk to someone who had any negative experience.I do not need any personal information, i just need someone to share their... Read more »

Discrimination and Stereotypes Presentation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am taking a class on different forms of discrimination and the topic of HIV and discrimination has not yet been addressed and therefore I am developing a presentation on this topic in order to help increase awareness and sensitivity to this type... Read more »