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Young people with HIV in Romania face discrimination

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7563.320-b (Published 10 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:320
  1. Bucharest Leidig
  1. Bucharest

    Thousands of young Romanians with HIV face a life of discrimination, says a report by an international human rights organisation.

    The report by Human Rights Watch says that a study of more than 7200 Romanian teenagers aged 15–19 who are infected with HIV shows that a failure by the government to combat discrimination against these young people has left them open to abuse and neglect.

    They are unprepared for adult life, the group said, and the state has no plan for them, despite being aware of the problem for at least a decade.

    Human rights groups and other non-governmental organisations have warned for years that thousands …

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