The People Living with HIV Stigma Index is intended for use as an empowering research tool for developing evidence based advocacy by and for people living with HIV.

The Index has been developed through extensive field testing in pilot studies and when implemented in its entirety (as outlined in the User Guide) has shown to be a valid and reliable tool. It is not intended for any other use. The coordinating partnership of the index accepts no responsibility for applications of the index beyond the intended purpose outlined and additional ethical and reliability tests should be undertaken if the index is adapted in part or in whole.