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Announcing the PLHIV Stigma Index Academy in Asia Pacific!

27 January 2022

GNP+, together with the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and John Hopkins University (JHU), are initiating a virtual learning space for PLHIV community to build a movement towards a world free from HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

A fundamental aspect of the PLHIV Stigma Index is quality implementation, not only in terms of empirical research but also in the application of the GIPA principle. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop the research capacity of PLHIV community leaders so that they can lead the technical support provided to country networks throughout the implementation process – from research protocol development, data collection, data analysis, report writing, to advocacy. The PLHIV Stigma Index Academy is a specific and targeted virtual course developed for this purpose.

The Academy is recruiting PLHIV community members in all their diversity to join our regional virtual short courses, taking place between November 2021 to June 2022. We are now recruiting participants for the second course, for community from Asia Pacific region. We encourage you to apply. Please take a look at the Terms of Reference for Academy participants.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Academy!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does the schedule for the short course look like?

The virtual course will take place over 2 consecutive weeks: 3 days per week, 4 hours per day. The second course, for PLHIV community from Asia Pacific region, will take place on March 16, 17, 18, and 21, 22, 23.

Is there any support for the participants?

We will be providing participants with stipends to support internet data and refreshments during the course.

When will the courses for other regions take place?

The first course, for ESA region, took place in November 2021. All other courses will be completed by June 2022. Specific dates for these courses have yet to be set. Please keep an eye on our website for the announcements.

What’s the benefit of participating in this course?

All participants who successfully completed the short course will be awarded a certificate and become part of the technical support provider team for the PLHIV Stigma Index implementations in their respective regions.

Which countries are included in the second short course?

The second short course will focus on the Asia Pacific region.

Please direct all applications and any other questions to