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.

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

tourim , travel agency , tours , safety


Next In Letters

Heed the King’s strong message
Speed up immigration clearance
Once cheap, hawker food is now pricey
Ethics of rewriting history
Progressive wage policy is timely
Central depository can help disseminate knowledge
Avoid the quicksand of debt
We urge Malaysia’s Parliament to welcome Bersih protesters tomorrow
Divulge contents of Citizenship Amendment Bill, Wanita MCA tells Home Ministry
Make things easier for visitors

Others Also Read