HIV & HUMAN RIGHTS MITIGATION REPORT 2013:
PAVING THE ROAD TO ZERO DISCRIMINATION
Advancements in HIV science mean that today people living with HIV (PLHIV) can work, study, play and participate in social activities without any impact on their productivity or interaction with others. HIV cannot be transmitted via skin-to-skin contact or through everyday social interaction. Antiretroviral (ARV) medicines to treat HIV are taken every day at the same time and received from doctors at regular intervals.
Yet, stigma and discrimination on basis of HIV status continue to persist not only in Malaysia, but also elsewhere. In Greece, it was found that employers discriminate up to 97.8% of males living with HIV and up to 98.8% of females living with HIV.