First Do No Harm: Discrimination in Health Care Settings against People Living with HIV in Cambodia, China, Myanmar, and Viet Nam

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Source: 
Asia Catalyst
Year: 
2016

Asia Catalyst has published their report First Do No Harm: Discrimination in Health Care Settings against People Living with HIV in Cambodia, China, Myanmar, and Viet Nam. This research is based on 202 interviews conducted by 8 community organisations including NSWP member Aye Myanmar Association (AMA). It documents the discriminatory practices faced by people living with HIV in health care settings, and also provides examples of what rights-based health care looks like. 

Contents include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Findings
  • Consequences of Discrimination and other Barriers in Accessing Health Services 
  • Actions Taken
  • Support System for People Living with HIV and Key Populations 
  • Discussions and Conclusion
  • Recommendations
  • Acknowledgements

This document for any sex worker or research interested in learning about the discrimination faced by people living with HIV in health care settings. Discriminsation in health care settings manifests in many ways, including denial of services, segregation, and abitrary fees for a broad range of health services. This discrimination can lead to loss of life. This research is a first step towards understanding the effects of this type of discrimination. The report also provides recommendations to international development partners, health care service administrators, and national governments.

You can download this 77 page PDF above. This resource in available in English.