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HIV and Discrimination

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HIV and Discrimination

Are you or a friend or family member experiencing discrimination, or worried about the possibility, because of your HIV status? Find support.

Making a Complaint

If you are a patient using VA services and feel you have been treated unfairly, or you would like information about how to solve a problem, the Office of the Veterans OmbudsmanLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. is here to help.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis LineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site. connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through three services: a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)

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It is important to the VA that all Veterans feel welcome and respected as they receive care in VA facilities. Learn about the VA's commitment to LGBT Veterans and initiatives to ensure all Veterans receive excellent, affirming care. Find patient fact sheets and learn about clinician education programs, health services, and policies that support personalized, pro-active, patient-driven health care for LGBT Veterans.

Stories from LGBT Veterans

First-hand experiences of overcoming discrimination with the help of friends, family, and unique VA programs.