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Manipur government hospital reveals couple’s HIV status in public

Mar 29, 2018 14:40

A government-run hospital in Manipur courted controversy on Wednesday when its staff allegedly breached confidentiality of a couple, divulging personal details, including their HIV-positive status, in public.

“When did do you get the HIV infection?”, “When did you first get to know each other?” and “Did you have a love or arranged marriage?” were allegedly some of the questions that the hospital staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences asked the patient couple in public.

Related: HIV prevalence rate highest in Manipur, finds study; Nagaland has over 22,000 cases

“A male staff, who knew about our HIV status, asked many unrelated questions in front of other people. People gathered around us and looked at us with the sudden recognition that we are HIV-positive people. This is a breach of confidentiality and we were publicly humiliated,” the couple said.

Source: TNT-TheNorthEastToday (TNN)

Mar 29, 2018 14:40

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