HIV-infected persons - discrimination in selected countries 2008-2013

This statistic depicts the level of discrimination against HIV-infected persons in selected countries in the period from 2008-2013. The values are based on the People Living with HIV Stigma Index, which is a tool to measure stigma and discrimination as experienced by people living with HIV. In China, 15 percent of all people living with HIV stated that they were refused employment in the last 12 months because of their condition.

Discrimination against HIV-infected persons in selected countries from 2008 to 2013*

Denied health/dental servicesDenied family planning servicesRefused employment
Argentina16%45%13%
Belarus18%19%6%
China12%-15%
Cameroon2%3%7%
Ecuador20%5%10%
Ethiopia7%6%21%
Germany19%--
Mexico14%2%5%
Myanmar10%35%15%
Pakistan33%3%35%
Poland20%3%11%
Russia10%5%3%
South Africa5%7%3%
Thailand20%14%26%
Ukraine20%3%8%
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Source

Release date

November 2013

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2008 to 2013

Supplementary notes

* People living with HIV who reported being denied health services and jobs in the last 12 months because of their HIV status.

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