El Salvador

The People of Living HIV Stigma Index in The El Salvador was conducted in 2010.

"Las personas que voluntariamente decidieron participar en el estudio son,en su mayoría, mayores de edad, en el rango de los 30 a 39 años (41%).

El 51.5% se identificó con el género masculino, el 44.3% con el femenino y el 4.2% como transgénero. Independiente del estado marital, el 59.3% reportó que es activo sexualmente."

People who voluntarily have chosen to participate in the study are mostly were between the ages of 30-39 (41%).
The majority were men (51.5%) and the rest of (44.3 %) were women and (4.2 %) transgender. Regardless of material status, 59.3 5 reported that they are sexually active.

The full report in Spanish is provided here.


Three different segments of analysis were done for the situation and response analysis of the PLHIV Stigma Index in Latin America. Two of them focused on the study of the PLHIV Stigma Index reports in eight countries (secondary sources), and
one of them focused on the opinions and perceptions of the key actors involved in the implementation and development of the projects in those eight countries that have concluded the study (primary sources).

The samples used in the countries turned out to be very inclusive and homogenous with respect to the distribution of participants according to sex/gender. Men´s participation varied between 50% and 65%, while women´s
participation varied between 25% and 50%. Participation of transgender women varied between 2% and 15%.
The distribution by age shows that the majority of the people interviewed were between 30 and 39 years of age, followed by the group between 40 and 49 years of age, and finally the group between 25 and 29 years of age.
According to the length of time since the diagnosis, the majority of the people
interviewed were in the range between 1 to 9 years of being diagnosed. Between 50% and 80% of the participants were in this range.
The sample varies significantly with regards to relationship status. Although it is possible toassert that the main similarities among the samples consist in that the majority of the people interviewed are either married, live with their partners or are single, the rest of the options (e.g. divorced, widowed, separated) show
differences between the countries.

The report is provided here.