Dialog Box


Stigma and Discrimination 

Fight Stigma and Discrimination, and have your say...

Experiences of Stigma and Discrimination

Observations of Stigma and Discrimination

Unfortunately, people knowing, or thinking, you have hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C, can mean that they treat you differently to other people. This can be distressing, and contribute to internal feelings of shame or other unpleasant feelings.  It can also have a very real effect on your social experiences, including the services you are provided with, and the quality of those services.  

Here we aim to give you more information about stigma and discrimination: what it means; when you have to disclose you have hepatitis B and/or C; what your rights are if someone has treated you poorly; and, issues to consider if you work with people who have hepatitis B and/or C.

We also want to hear from you about your personal experiences and what approaches you think would be useful in trying to end stigma and discrimination! 

All you need to know...



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