Malaysia PLHIV stigma index highlights human rights abuses

30 Oct 2013

In the area of rights, laws and policies pertaining to PLHIV, it was  found that majority of the respondents had very little knowledge with regards to their rights.

The findings showed that a proportion of respondents reported that they were forced to  undergo medical procedures against their will  including HIV testing (13.1%), were denied health or life  insurance (9.8%),  had been being arrested  or charged in court due to their  HIV status (1.2%),  had been forced to disclose HIV  status  in  order to   enter another country (2.1%) or apply  for residence (2.1%) and  4.3% had  been detained, quarantined, isolated or segregated due  to being HIV+