Guatemala

The People Living with HIV Stigma Index in The Guatemala was conducted in 2011.

En relación al estado civil, el 42,1% de las personas con VIH entrevistadas reportaron estar casadas o que tienen una pareja estable. El 28,4% de las mujeres y el 45,2% de los hombres es soltera/o En la condición de viudo. En cuanto a la sexualidad activa, (si han tenido relaciones sexuales en los últimos 3 meses), se encontró que aproximadamente 6 de cada 10 personas entrevistadas se consideran sexualmente activas, el 66% de los hombres y el 45% de las mujeres.

In terms of marital status,  42.1% of people living with HIV reported that they are married or have a partner ,28.4% of women and 45.2% of men are single / widower.  Out of 10 people 6 reported  that they are sexually active (they have had sex in the last 3 months), 66% were  men and 45% women.

The full report is provided here. ( Spanish)

RESPONDING TO THE UNIVERSAL ACCESS REGIONAL CONSULTATION IN LATIN AMERICA

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.