2016
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.31753
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HIV-positive migrants’ encounters with the Swedish health care system

Abstract: BackgroundThere is limited knowledge about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive migrants and their experiences in the Swedish health care system. It is necessary to increase our knowledge in this field to improve the quality of care and social support for this vulnerable group of patients.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to describe the experiences of HIV-positive migrants and their encounters with the health care system in Sweden.DesignThis is a Grounded Theory study based on qualitative interviews w… Show more

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“…The patient complaints about discrimination because of nationality are of concern, and have been found in other studies as well [21,56]. We did not ask patients explicitly whether they experienced discrimination, and this needs further research.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 94%
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“…The patient complaints about discrimination because of nationality are of concern, and have been found in other studies as well [21,56]. We did not ask patients explicitly whether they experienced discrimination, and this needs further research.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 94%
“…In Germany [ 17 , 18 ] and Denmark [ 19 ], studies found that migrant patients’ satisfaction with health care services were influenced by communication by, and cultural sensitivity of, health care providers. A 2016 qualitative study that explored HIV-positive migrants’ experiences in the Swedish health care system found that they appreciated access to free antiretroviral therapy, but felt discrimination in health care settings outside of the infectious diseases clinics [ 21 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…It also stands out that health professionals do not address this subject during consultations with elders 5,13 . Some authors have pointed out that HIV information is scarce and there is a critical need to work towards increasing it, especially to help diminish prejudice and promote the internalization of preventive behaviors in the population 14 .…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Previous studies in Sweden have shown that the Swedish Communicable Diseases Control Act is perceived as both supportive, as it ensures access to free treatment, and as a burden, e.g., in regards to disclosure obligation (Christiansen, Lalos, & Johansson, 2008;Mehdiyar, Andersson, Hjelm, & Povlsen, 2016). To our knowledge, no previous studies have explored this topic since the possibility of being exempted from the obligation to disclose HIV status.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%