"Othering" the health worker: self-stigmatization of HIV/AIDS care among health workers in Swaziland
Journal of the International AIDS Society
This study by Danny de Vries explored perceived barriers to accessing HIV/AIDS care and prevention services among health workers in Swaziland.
HIV is an important factor affecting healthcare workforce capacity in high-prevalence countries, such as Swaziland. It contributes to loss of valuable healthcare providers directly through death and absenteeism and indirectly by affecting family members, increasing work volume and decreasing performance. This study explored perceived barriers to accessing HIV/AIDS care and prevention services among health workers in Swaziland. We asked health workers about their views on how HIV affects Swaziland's health workforce and what barriers and strategies health workers have for addressing HIV and using healthcare treatment facilities.