Dealing with Discrimination

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December 2012: Dealing with Discrimination

HIV-related stigma and discrimination come in many forms and pose some of the greatest challenges of the epidemic. They affect a person's ability to access education, care, support and treatment. POZ wants to know: Have you ever had to deal with discrimination?
 
1. Have you ever experienced discrimination because of your HIV status?
Yes
No
 
2. Have you ever experienced HIV-related discrimination from a friend or family member?
Yes
No
 
3. Have you ever experienced HIV-related discrimination at your workplace?
Yes
No
 
4. Have you ever experienced HIV-related discrimination at a doctor's office or other health care facility?
Yes
No
 
5. Have you ever experienced HIV-related discrimination at your church or place of worship?
Yes
No
 
6. Have you ever been denied housing or accommodations because of your HIV status?
Yes
No
 
7. Have you ever been denied any other service because of your HIV status?
Yes
No
 
8. Have you ever filed a formal complaint against someone for HIV-related discrimination?
Yes
No
 
9. Have you ever stood up to someone for HIV-related discrimination?
Yes
No
 
10. Has fear of HIV-related stigma or discrimination prevented you from disclosing to any of the following? (Check all that apply.)
Family members or friends
Boss or coworkers
Potential sexual partners
Health care professionals
 
11. Has fear of HIV-related stigma or discrimination prevented you from seeking care or treatment?
Yes
No
 
12. Do you think the HIV/AIDS community is doing enough to fight stigma and discrimination?
Yes
No
 
13. What do you think is the biggest driver of HIV-related stigma and discrimination?
Fear
Lack of education
Homophobia
Other
 
14. What year were you born?
 
15. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
16. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
17. What is your ethnicity? (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Eastern
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
(please specify): 
 
18. What is your zip code?



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