The People Living with HIV Stigma Index is a partnership initiative at every level -international, regional and national.

Supported by a two year grant from the UK Department for International Development, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in partnership with UNAIDS, the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) developed an questionnaire that will be used worldwide to measure the stigma experienced by people living with HIV. The goal of the initiative is to improve programmes and policies to achieve universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support.  The People Living with HIV Stigma Index provides a tool that that evaluates efforts to address stigma and collect evidence and is most effective when implemented as part of a comprehensive research and advocacy initiative.

The People Living with HIV Stigma Index was developed by these four organisations:

The principal implementers of the PLHIV Stigma Index currently are GNP+ and UNAIDS.