Eliminating discrimination in health care — Stepping stone towards ending the AIDS epidemic

10 December 2016

This report briefly describes and defines the challenges and impacts of discrimination in health-care settings. Such discrimination affects people seeking access to HIV prevention, testing, treatment, care and support measures, as well as health-care workers in their workplace. International human rights standards provide the rationale for catalysing global action to eliminate such discrimination. This report aims to serve as a reference for policy-makers and other key stakeholders engaged in shaping policies and programmes to regulate health care, and eliminate discrimination and other structural barriers to achieving healthy lives for all.