In Bolivia, fear and stigmatization cause many people to ostracize and disrespect people because of their HIV-status, their (actual or perceived) sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Members of the LGBTI community are often discriminated against, and live without expressions of affection - even from their own families. They experience unequal treatment in the workplace and a lack of empathy at health centers and other institutions.
Having HIV does not mean that we are less human, or require less kindness and affection
Hivos has partnered with the Bolivian Ministry of Health to create a series of videos to reduce stigma and discrimination against them. These videos show what a huge difference a small gesture could make to their lives.
Watch the videos below