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19 Dec 2014
The People Living with HIV Stigma Index was completed in Zimbabwe in December 2014 . A full report will be available here in the new year .
1 Dec 2014
Between 2011 and 2013 GNP+ and Cafod (the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales) worked in partnership with local partners in three dioceses in Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia. Using the work carried out as part of the PLHIV Stigma Index, PLHIV networks and Cafod locally worked with faith communities...
27 Nov 2014
Laurel Sparague interviewed in the about the Stigma Index implemtation in the USA "Stigma Index" Empowers People With HIV to Make Stigma Visible, Confront Injustice Laurel Sprague Offers Plain Talk on Stigma and Gives an Update on the First Year of the PLHIV Stigma Index in the U.S.
13 Nov 2014
Evidence from People Living with HIV Stigma Index evidence used by UNAIDS: • On average, one in eight people living with HIV report being denied health services and one in nine is denied employment because of their HIV-positive status. • An average of 6% reported experiencing physical assault because of...
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...