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Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare: Mario’s story (Italy)

I've had several incidents of discrimination by health services over the past decade. For example, when I had to have a gastroscopy, I was originally scheduled as the first appointment…

Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare: Alex’s story (Switzerland)

  I have been HIV-positive for the past six years. When I lived in Berlin, the only problems I observed around HIV stigma were with people on dating apps and…

Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare: Fatih’s story (Turkey)

Recently, in 2019, I developed hearing problems due to air pressure changes during flights. I had lost a lot of my hearing ability. My doctor in Istanbul advised me that…

Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare: Aidai’s story (Kyrgyzstan)

I found out I had HIV when I was pregnant for the first time, in 2009. In Kyrgyzstan, all women are tested during pregnancy twice, once early on and once…