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The HIV Anti Stigma Campaign aims to support people living with HIV to have a positive experience of NHSGGC services, which are free from HIV stigma and discrimination.

Some times staff also need support especially if they are not use to working with people living with HIV on a regular basis.

So in addition to opportunities to undertake some training we have also set up professional support.

If you’re a professional looking for advice or additional training you can call The Sandyford Professional help line 0141 211 8646 Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

If you have witnessed HIV stigma or discrimination in one of our services, or think the systems or procedures you use have resulted in stigma or discrimination, there is now an easy way to report this.

Katai Kasengele, HIV peer support and patient engagement manager, based at the Brownlee Centre, said: “Collecting these experiences is not to ‘name and shame’, but instead helps us to work together to ensure people living with HIV are treated with the dignity, compassion and respect that all patients in NHSGGC can expect.

“The Stigma Form allows staff to report any stigma or discrimination on behalf of a patient or visitor. You can complete the form anonymously if you do not wish to be identified; however, if you would like to discuss the incident further, including how to make a formal complaint, please make sure you complete the contact details section.”

To access the form, visit The Brownlee Website or you can request a paper copy from the Brownlee,
Tel: 0141 211 1074. If you have witnessed HIV stigma or discrimination or feel you have been put under a situation which has resulted in you causing stigma or discrimination you will shortly be able to report this via Brownlee HIV Peer Support Manager. It can be reported anonymously or on behalf of a patient or visitor.