‘Stigma does not go away’: Mumbai’s dedicated LGBT health clinic

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04/23/2019

Vivek Sharma has travelled 20km from his home to the congested eastern suburb of Mumbai for his HIV treatment. But the journey is no hardship for the 23-year-old student. “My file was shifted to this clinic. I am so happy that this has finally happened.” Sharma, who is bisexual, is waiting in the reception of a clinic believed to be India’s first specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, having transferred his treatment from a government hospital closer to home.

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