Women and HIV: the impacts of stigma and discrimination

Rachel Lennon

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By the end of 2007, 2,025 women living in Australia had been diagnosed HIV positive. Of this figure, 527 women had died. Contrary to misconceptions commonly associated with HIV and women, the majority of infections are attributed to sexual encounters with male partners and not through sharing needles or sex work. This article looks at the some of the issues faced by HIV-positive women in experiencing stigma and discrimination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalHIV Australia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

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