Nurses campaign for fair treatment of people with HIV

Educating nurses about HIV will help prevent people with the disease suffering discrimination in the treatment they receive and boost efforts to stop its spread, the RCN says.

Peter Carter
Peter Carter

The RCN launched a campaign last night to teach nurses about HIV.

General secretary Peter Carter said: ‘Recent figures show that half of all people who attended a clinic in London reported discrimination because of their HIV status. Educating nurses will go a long way to improving understanding about HIV and reduce the stigma associated with the virus across the healthcare sector.’

The campaign aims to teach nurses ‘what people with HIV need, and where other sources of support can be found’.

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