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Research Article

Discriminatory Attitudes and Practices by Health Workers toward Patients with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

  • Chen Reis mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: creis@phrusa.org

    Affiliation: Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Michele Heisler,

    Affiliations: Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, and Ann Arbor Veterans' Affairs Health System, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Lynn L Amowitz,

    Affiliations: Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • R. Scott Moreland,

    Affiliation: Policy Project, Maitama, Nigeria

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  • Jerome O Mafeni,

    Affiliation: Policy Project, Maitama, Nigeria

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  • Chukwuemeka Anyamele,

    Affiliation: Center for the Right to Health, Shomolu, Nigeria

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  • Vincent Iacopino

    Affiliation: Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 19, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020246

About the Authors

Chen Reis, Michele Heisler, Lynn L Amowitz, Vincent Iacopino
Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Michele Heisler
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, and Ann Arbor Veterans' Affairs Health System, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Lynn L Amowitz
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
R. Scott Moreland, Jerome O Mafeni
Policy Project, Maitama, Nigeria
Chukwuemeka Anyamele
Center for the Right to Health, Shomolu, Nigeria

Corresponding Author

Email: creis@phrusa.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CR, LLA, MH, RSM, JOM, CA, and VI designed the study. CR, LLA, JOM, and CA implemented the study. CR and MH analyzed the data. CR, LLA, MH, RSM, JOM, CA, and VI contributed to writing the paper.