Moldova, Republic of

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

The study found that HIV related stigma was prevalent and on-going part of life for the people living with HIV in Moldova who took part in this study. The study sample was approximately equally distributed by gender : men (48.6%, n=196) and women (51.4%, n=207). About half of respondents (51.9%, n=209) were aged 30 – 39 years old with 18.4 %( n=74) aged 25 -29 years and a further 15.4 % (n=62) aged 40 – 49 years with only 9 respondents 50 years of age or older. In terms of residency, 25.1% (n=101) are from a rural area, 14.6 % (n=59) from a small urban area and 57.3% (n=231) from a big urban area. Other respondents 3.0 % (n=12) didn’t indicate the place where they live. Over half of respondents (57.6%, n=232) were married or in a live-­in partnership, 3.5% (n=14) had a spouse or partner but did not live with her/him and 4% (n=16) were separated; while over one third (35%, n=141) were single.80% (n=322) of respondents report that they were sexually active. 72.0% (n=290) of respondents indicated that they had children and 6.7% (n=27) have HIV-­‐positive children.

The full report is provided here.