Easing the woes of HIV+ jobseekers


I WRITE to share the struggles faced by HIV-positive individuals in Malaysia, building upon the story of Iman (not his real name) who I encountered during a humanitarian project in Kuala Lumpur. His experience highlights the pressing need to address discrimination in employment, an aspect that often amplifies the challenges faced by those living with HIV.

In a nation where 87,000 people grapple with HIV, employment discrimination persists in insidious ways. Job seekers like Iman face denials for interviews, endure verbal abuse, encounter biased employment benefits, and confront numerous hurdles in seeking employment while combating societal prejudice.

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