“… in the event that you require a glove, they (nurses) are likely to ask you if you should be `a home-based care worker, exactly what are you going do along with it’? About your intimate orientation, particularly in hospitals, it will make it a little more hard. If you tell them” Alletta, 35yrs old, Durban
The 2 individuals above make reference to the real ways responses from some wellness providers will make individuals feel exposed and even `deviant’. Such behaviours or attitudes can drive lesbians away and hinder usage of solutions, therefore placing females at further danger.
In general many medical care practitioners had been regarded as really supportive with regards to look after individuals coping with HIV. This excluded dealing with an individual’s intimate orientation and history that is sexual. Conversations about individual history that is sexual restricted to gay and lesbian organisations where many participants gotten information, care and help.