News

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...
21 Jun 2013
Emmanuel left a message behind: "I am tired of being ill-treated and falsely accused of being mentally ill and being treated with such scorn because of rumours that I am an HIV seropositive patient." Suicides such as Emmanuel's are dramatic examples of the consequences of stigma. But there are many...
19 Jun 2013
A total of 2272 people living with HIV were interviewed on their experiences of stigma and discrimination. Nearly 90% of respondents indicated that they had children, of whom, nearly one quarter had one or more HIV positive children. Additionally Over 80% of respondents reported children orphaned due to AIDS living...
14 Jun 2013
"POSITIVE STIMMEN" ("positive voices") is the German roll-out of the international PLHIV Stigma Index Initiative. Starting in October 2011 an impressive 1148 People living with HIV were interviewed. After interviews had finished in March 2012 some of the interviewers talked about their experiences which were captured on video and English...
11 Jun 2013
One out of five respondents (20%, N=100) experienced discriminatory or very discriminatory reactions to the disclosure of their HIV status on the part of health care workers. The project was jointly implemented by NGOs working on behalf of people living with HIV, including: Bądź z nami Association; Warszawa, CRS Monar,...
11 Jun 2013
In Mexico Field work began in May and ended September 2010, interviews took place simultaneously in 9 cities. The lack of services linking sexual and reproductive health with HIV services presented as a major problem for sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV, particularly for women living with...
11 Jun 2013
Majority of the respondents also identified themselves as belonging to key populations, with 52.7% being Injecting Drug Users, 23.2% prisoners(former and current), 10.7% Men who have Sex with Men, 6.7% were gay or lesbian, 6.4% were sex workers and 4.3% were transgender The PLHIV Stigma Index Study in Malaysia was...
11 Jun 2013
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,...
11 Jun 2013
Between 40 - 50% of PLHIV interviewed reported feeling guilty or ashamed about their status. The study was conducted between December 2009 and March 2010, and involved a sample of 1086 PLHIV from five regions. After data cleaning and analysis, 1073 transcripts were deemed to be complete enough for inclusion...
11 May 2013
Nearly half of unemployed respondents reported food deficits in their households. Between October 2010 and February 2011 403 people were interviewed in Moldava about their experiences of living with HIV. The study was led by the League of People Living with HIV of Moldova. The study found that HIV-related stigma...