Austin, Elizabeth J. et al
Language of Resource
Full Text Available
Open Access / OK to Reproduce
For PWID, intersectional experiences of stigma and other social vulnerabilities may influence their experiences navigating medical care. We conducted a targeted subanalysis of qualitative interview data collected to inform development of a community-pharmacist care model for hepatitis C (HCV) among PWID to explore intersectional influences on health care–seeking experiences.
Stigma and social vulnerabilities play a pervasive and intersecting role in the health care–seeking experiences of PWID and negatively impact their ability to navigate and receive care they need. Evidence-based stigma reduction interventions at multiple levels, coupled with person-centered approaches to care delivery, may help to mitigate negative impacts.
Semi-structured interviews, n=40
Barriers and enablers