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24 May 2012
The study found that HIV-related stigma was prevalent and an ongoing part of life for the people living with HIV in Nigeria who participated in this study. Over one third of participants earn $650 or less per month and food insecurity was a major issues, with more than 98% of...
24 May 2012
The findings of the research have demonstrated that stigma, discrimination and violation of human rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are widely spread in Ukraine. During the 12 months preceding the survey: One in four respondents (25%) have stated that his/her HIV status in whole or in part was the...
27 Mar 2012
NAM have produced a new edition of our patient information booklet HIV, stigma & discrimination aims to help people understand the causes of stigma and discrimination, think about ways of responding and find out where to go for help and support. Some of the quotes used in the booklet were...
31 Dec 2011
HIV is a major obstacle to employment security. People living with HIV may be unable to find or maintain employment as a result of ill health. However, evidence from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index (PLHIV Stigma Index) reveals that HIV-related stigma and discrimination are as frequently or more...
13 Dec 2011
Finally, in November 2011 - after more than a year of preparatory work - the first interview within the frame of "positive stimmen" (literally "positive voices"), the PLHIV Stigma Index in Germany, is underway. Previously funding was recieved from the Federal Center for Health Education, a steering committee established with...
13 Dec 2011
"I am alive because I went to test otherwise I would be dead... People think because I am HIV positive, that is the problem. But really the problem is not knowing your HIV status." These are the words of Khetsiwe, a 43 year-old single mother from Elangeni in Swaziland. Her...
28 Nov 2011
New publication giving evidence on the gender dimensions of HIV-related stigma in Ethiopia, Dominican Republic and Bangladesh launched April 2011 A new publication was launched in Germany which looks at the People Living with HIV Stigma Index findings from three countries. The data has been analysed to show in particular...
22 Oct 2011
Entrevista con Juan Simbaqueba investigador principal sobre los hallazgos del indice de estigma en personas viviendo con VIH en Colombia.
11 Oct 2011
"The Gender Dimensions of HIV-related Stigma in Ethiopia" has been selected for presentation in an Oral Abstract Session at the 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2011) to be held in Ethiopia 4-8 December 2011. Stigma against those who are known or presumed to be living...
13 Nov 2008
The criminal law is a blunt instrument for HIV prevention. Yet from the UK to the USA, Mali to Mozambique, Azerbaijan to Australia, criminal laws are increasingly being used to prosecute HIV transmission or exposure. This undermines human rights and jeopardizes hard won gains in the global response to HIV...