Training needed to tackle stigma around HIV, charity urges

Report reveals examples of poor care for older people with HIV

A report from the Terrence Higgins Trust reveals older people with HIV are being stigmatised by some health and social care staff with poor knowledge of their situation

In one care home, an older woman with HIV was examined by staff wearing double gloves, while items she had touched were swiftly wiped down. In Wales, a man with HIV was refused a place by three care homes.

These examples of poor knowledge and stigmatisation at the hands of health and social care staff are part of a report into the experiences of older people with HIV.

The report from the Terrence Higgins Trust, called Unchartered Territory, calls for better training


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