The underlying principle of the PLHIV Stigma Index implementation puts people living with HIV at the centre of the process. They drive how the information is collected, analyzed and used. PLHIV communities also play an important role as both the interviewers and interviewees in this study.
The guiding principles of a PLHIV Stigma Index implementation are:
- Building the capacity of national PLHIV networks
- Accountability and ownership of the process and the results
- Embracing gender equality and diversity among the PLHIV community