Stigma and Discrimination
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Unfortunately, people knowing, or thinking, you have
hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C, can mean 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 real effect on your social
experiences, including the services you are provided with, and the quality of those
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.
Find out who you need to talk to if you feel discriminated against and want to make a complaint.
Read the 'Know Your Rights' booklet below (or download):