Of the 1,080 HIV-positive people or hepatitis interviewed by the Aides association, nearly 30% report having been discriminated against during the past year in their emotional, family, sexual and medical lives, according to this published survey On the eve of World AIDS Day. Nearly half of them said they had been rejected in their emotional, family and sexual lives, and almost a quarter had been discriminated against in the medical community.
Precariousness also emerges as a major source of discrimination, notes the association for the defense of the sick in its report 2016 entitled “HIV / hepatitis (VHV), the hidden face of discrimination”.
Inequalities in access to care
One in ten respondents (all serologs: HIV, hepatitis C, etc.) said they were confronted with the refusal of care during the last 24 months and, “not surprisingly the dentists, the most frequently cited” association. By 2015, a “testing” in dental and gynecological offices was already pointing this finger at this phenomenon. In 2016, Aides’ VHV survey shows that 23.6% of people living with HIV and 27.3% with hepatitis who have been discriminated against have been dismissed by caregiver.