People Living with HIV Stigma Index

The People Living with HIV Stigma Index provides a tool that measures and detects changing trends in relation to stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV. In the initiative, the process is just as important as the product. It aims to address stigma relating to HIV while also advocating on the key barriers and issues perpetuating stigma – a key obstacle to HIV treatment, prevention, care and support.

Since the project began in 2008 more than 90 countries have completed the study. More than 2,000 PLHIV have been trained as interviewers and over 100,000 PLHIV have been interviewed. The PLHIV Stigma index questionnaire (and implementation guidance where necessary) has been translated into 54 languages.

Last modified: March 25, 2019

Language: English