Botswana

The Botswana Network of People Living With HIV (BONEPWA+) in cooperation with the  National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United NationsDevelopment Programme (UNDP), and Bomme Isago, carried out this study in 2014 .

1231 people with HIV took part in the study. Amongst the key findings were: thirty nine percent (474/1231) of people living with HIV participating in the study were aware of being gossiped about in the 12 months preceding the study, mainly because of their HIV status. Verbal insults

had been experienced by 21% (259/1213) of respondents, and 10% (121/1212) had experienced physical harassment. In nearly all cases the HIV positive status of the respondent was the major orcontributory cause.

The full study can be found here