HIV/AIDS institutional discrimination in Switzerland.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_18861
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
HIV/AIDS institutional discrimination in Switzerland.
Journal
Social Science and Medicine
Author(s)
Dubois-Arber F., Haour-Knipe M.
ISSN
0277-9536
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2001
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
52
Number
10
Pages
1525-1535
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
A UNAIDS protocol designed to identify discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS was applied in Switzerland, a country where policies against such discrimination had been actively promoted since the beginning of the HIV epidemic. Discrimination, in its strict legal definition, was examined in nine areas of everyday life, and at three levels: legislation, written regulations, and actual practices. Data concerning both expert opinion and subjective experience of discrimination was gathered by members of an interdisciplinary work group by means of: (1) interviews with over 200 key informants and experts, covering each of the areas investigated, and (2) actively seeking testimonies as to experiences of discrimination through local AIDS groups and through informal contacts of work group members. The study revealed little institutional discrimination in the region investigated, attesting to the efficacy of clear and actively promoted anti-discrimination policies. Individual discrimination and stigmatisation persist, however. It is in combating individual discrimination and stigmatisation that efforts must now concentrate. The UNAIDS protocol was found to be a valuable tool for tracking the sorts of discrimination that can most easily be influenced by policy measures.
Keywords
Civil Rights/legislation & jurisprudence, Confidentiality/legislation & jurisprudence, Education/legislation & jurisprudence, Employment/legislation & jurisprudence, HIV Infections/diagnosis, HIV Infections/epidemiology, Health Education, Health Policy/legislation & jurisprudence, Health Services Accessibility/legislation & jurisprudence, Housing/legislation & jurisprudence, Humans, Insurance, Health/legislation & jurisprudence, Prejudice, Prisons/legislation & jurisprudence, Questionnaires, Social Behavior, Social Welfare/legislation & jurisprudence, Stereotyping, Switzerland/epidemiology
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Web of science
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19/11/2007 12:13
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20/08/2019 12:49
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