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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...
30 May 2012
The Fiji Network for People Living with HIV and AIDS (FJN+) conducted the People Living with HIV Stigma Index in the Fiji Islands in 2010. A sample of 45 People Living with HIV were interviewed in Suva and Lautoka on the Island of Viti Levu and in Labasa on the...
24 May 2012
La investigación desarrollada para establecer el Índice de estigma en personas con VIH en Argentina, lejos de ser un punto de llegada, es percibida como un punto de partida para la construcción de más y mejores políticas sociales que incluyan la evidencia conseguida como fundamento de sus programaciones. La mirada...
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...