A pilot study took place in Eastern Cape South Africa in 2012 with full implementation to follow
This study led by the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa in partnership with the Eastern Cape AIDS Council (ECAC), OR Tambo District AIDS Council, Rural Urban Livelihoods (RULIV), Eastern Cape Provincial Council of Churches (ECPCC), House of Traditional Leaders (HTL), Transcape, Siyakhanyisa Home Based Care, ARASA, Ekurhuleni Pride Organizing Committee (EPOC) and UNAIDS, aimed to explore levels of HIV‐related stigma in the OR Tambo District of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. Specifically, to collect information to
- document the various experiences of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the OR Tambo District;
- contribute to the evidence base for advocacy, policy change and programmatic interventions to address HIV--‐related stigma and discrimination; and
- serve as a pilot for scaling up implementation of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index into a national study.
The study was undertaken between October 2011 and August 2012, and involved a sample of 799 people living with HIV drawn from three local municipalities in the OR Tambo District: King Sabatha Dalindyebo, Nyandeni And Ngquza local municipalities.