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3 Jul 2014
The testimonies or life stories were recorded as part of the Give Stigma the Index Finger project (2011-2014) and complement the Stigma Index reports carried out in each country. The project also supported journalists in each country to improve and increase coverage on HIV stigma. Sharing the testimonies demonstrates the...
22 May 2014
The study shows that HIV-related stigma and discrimination, most notably high levels of internal stigma as well as discrimination in healthcare settings, is ongoing and acts as a barrier for PLHIV to access HIV prevention, treatment and care service in Mauritius. With a concentrated HIV epidemic, many PLHIV face layered...
16 Dec 2013
Advocates expose U.S. failures to address HIV stigma and discrimination and propose an anti-stigma empowerment tool based on community research. November 27, 2013 New York, NY - The United States People Living with HIV Stigma Index may well be the most ambitious community-based research project ever undertaken to measure HIV...
15 Nov 2013
The Journal of the International AIDS Society has published a special edition on Stigma and Discrimination featuring research from a wide range of contexts. The full journal can be downloaded or specific articles. http://www.jiasociety.org/index.php/jias/issue/view/1464
30 Oct 2013
In the area of rights, laws and policies pertaining to PLHIV, it was found that majority of the respondents had very little knowledge with regards to their rights. The findings showed that a proportion of respondents reported that they were forced to undergo medical procedures against their will including HIV...
27 Sep 2013
The PLHIV Stigma Index provides an evidence base upon which the Framework for Dialogue can build. The active and meaningful participation of people living with HIV is essential to a comprehensive and effective response to HIV. So too is the active and informed involvement of religious leaders and faith communities...
27 Sep 2013
One of the main features of PLHIV Stigma Index study is the involvement of people living with HIV in all its phases, following principle GIPA (greater involvement of people with HIV). Thus, the Coalition Ecuadorian people living with HIV / AIDS selected and trained a group of 15 PLHIV who...
11 Sep 2013
Forty per cent of respondents expressed a desire not to have (more) children. Nearly eighty per cent of PLHIV interviewed have children in Senegal, this number was highest amongst women from rural/semi-rural areas with no formal education. Among respondents who have children, 15% had at least 1 child living with...
9 Aug 2013
The National Network of Associations of People Living with HIV / AIDS (RENSIDA)was in charge of the implementation of the study in Mozambique, with the technical support group CESO CI and direct supervision by the Steering Committee, constituted for the purpose and represented by members of UNAIDS in Mozambique and...
26 Jun 2013
The steering committee has been established and a launch meeting is taking place to further develop the sampling strategy and best approach for the USA implementation of the PLHIV Stigma Index. Find out more by reading an interview with Laurel Sprague , Laurel is the regional coordinator of the North...