IJCRR - 5(7), April, 2013
ELIMINATING HEALTH DISCREPANCY AMONG HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INDIVIDUALS: A GUIDE IN SENSITIZING THE ISSUES OF STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION IN MANIPUR, INDIA
Author: Jennifer Kipgen, Cecilia Stalsby Lundborg
The human immunodeficiency virus epidemic is a major public health concern and has tremendous worldwide implication. Health sector is one of the main settings where seropositive individuals experience stigma and discrimination. Due to stigma attached to this disease many were faced with difficulties in accessing health services. Eradication of health discrepancy in Manipur will require different facet that comprise of new approaches from a range of lessons in the implementation intervention of public health communities in different parts of the states and countries. The paper attempts to bring out these suggested strategies and propose that Manipur ought to improve the health services by integrating policy makers, health professionals working in Government and Private Sector along with Non Governmental Organization. There is a need to implement a course of action to remove the obstacles and henceforth provide them the health services with a user friendly environment.
Keywords: HIV, health care services, hospitals setting, stigma, Manipur.
Jennifer Kipgen, Cecilia Stalsby Lundborg. ELIMINATING HEALTH DISCREPANCY AMONG HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INDIVIDUALS: A GUIDE IN SENSITIZING THE ISSUES OF STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION IN MANIPUR, INDIA International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(7), April, 66-71
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