Stigma and HIV risk among Metis in Nepal.

  title={Stigma and HIV risk among Metis in Nepal.},
  author={Erin C Wilson and Sunil Babu Pant and Megan Comfort and Maria Ekstrand},
  journal={Culture, health & sexuality},
  volume={13 3},
Similar to other parts of Asia, the HIV epidemic in Nepal is concentrated among a small number of groups, including transgender people, or Metis. This study was conducted to explore the social context of stigma among Metis in Nepal to better understand their risk for HIV. Fourteen in-depth interviews were conducted with Metis in Kathmandu, Nepal. We found that stigma from families leading to rural-urban migration exposed Metis to discrimination from law enforcement, employers and sexual… CONTINUE READING
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