Social Stigmatization of People living with HIV
Keywords:Social Stigmatization, Ante Retroviral Therapy, People living with HIV, Acquired Immno Deficiency Syndrome, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Sexually Transmitted Illness
People from rural Nepal struggle to get essential health services due to geographical and economic barriers. There is still a lack of awareness and stigmatization of people living with HIV in countries with poor socioeconomic status like Nepal. According to the National AIDS and STI Control Center (NCASC) factsheet 2020, there are more than 2900 PLHIV in Nepal. One-third of them are still not under treatment. There are still many incidents of social stigma and discrimination associated with PLHIV. I present a case of 20 years old male with a diagnosis of HIV responding well with ante retroviral therapy who committed suicide due to social isolation, stigma, and discrimination.