The Stigma and Discrimination with HIV in Health Provider Board Region 9, 2017


  • Kalyanee Junthima The Office of Disease Prevention and Control 9 Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Siwayut Singpu Nakhon Ratchasima Public Health Provincial Office
  • Boonsuay Chi Sathitkun Chaiyaphum Public Health Provincial Office


Stigma, Discrimination, People living with HIV/AIDS, Provider


Stigma and discrimination in health system rapidly effected health service system and health status of the people living with HIV. The researchers studied the stigma and discrimination that related HIV at health region 9 by specific province namely; Nakhon Ratchasima and Chaiyaphum. The study was designed as cross-sectional study. The participants included 642 infected HIV cases who received health service, and 648 health care providers were recruited. Data collection was conducted from May to June 2017. Descriptive statistic including frequency and percentage were applied for data analysis. The results found that most of health care providers were nurse about 36.9%. And those worried to infect HIV from the patients (39.7%). About 7.8% of the patients received quality of service less than others. Fifty percent of HIV patients who were male with a mean age 42.8 years infected HIV for about 9.1 years. The patients avoided to go to hospital and delayed treatment. The patients reported that had been violated approximately 13.1% such as the patients were forced to have an HIV test before surgery about 11.8%.   In addition, the results of HIV test were exposed in medical records 6.6%. In conclusion, stigma and discrimination with the people living with HIV at health region 9 were found approximately 62%, there were affected delay treatment among the patients. The patients were not received appropriate treatment, it might transmit to others. Therefore, to reduce the stigma and discrimination among the patients at health region 9, health service system should be conducted. Health care providers who were responsibility about HIV should be trained. Universal precaution and friendly service courses should be reviewed for disease control.


Keywords: Stigma, Discrimination, Provider, People living with HIV/AIDS


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Junthima, K., Singpu, S. ., & Chi Sathitkun, B. . (2020). The Stigma and Discrimination with HIV in Health Provider Board Region 9, 2017. The Office of Disease Prevention and Control 9th Nakhon Ratchasima Journal, 26(2), 13–24. Retrieved from



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