Response stories

Discrimination of a patient due to belonging to a risk group

Halyna got an appointment with a venereologist, who began to openly stigmatize the client as soon as she learned that the girl belongs to the risk group of PWIDs. The doctor condemned Halyna’s lifestyle, insulted her, and called the girl’s behavior shameful and unacceptable.

After such an experience of receiving medical services, the client became withdrawn and changed her mind about further treatment. After some time, the girl turned to the REAct documentator to get psychological support.

The REActor listened to Halyna and provided the necessary consultation. The client was accompanied by a friendly doctor who examined the girl with respect and without discrimination and provided the necessary assistance. Currently, Halyna is fully engaged in her health and receives psychological help.