Second implementation in Fiji underway

24 Nov 2015

The Pacific island group Fiji is committed to  the implementation of People Living with HIV Stigma Index. The national network of people living with HIV in Fiji, FJN+,  will be leading the process with the support of UNAIDS, the Ministry of Health and the Fiji National University.  In the coming months, FJN+ will interview 130 people living with HIV.

 Building on the evidence generated by this research, more accurate programmes will be designed and implemented to help tackle stigma in Fiji. The results will also contribute to the advocacy agenda to increase the involvement of people living with HIV in the national HIV response. The evidence will feed into the global database to give us a better picture of stigma faced by people living with HIV today.

 Drawing on the first and second experience in Fiji it is anticipated that people living with HIV trained in using the PLHIV Stigma Index will be able to help with the implementation in other Pacific Island nations in 2016.