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The People Living with HIV Stigma Index


In 2008 the Global Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+), the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW), the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and UNAIDS presented ‘The People living with HIV Stigma Index’. The Index aims to build the evidence base for understanding stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV in different countries. 

The index creates a great opportunity for the HIV in Europe initiative to gather data within countries and facilitate comparisons between countries.

HIV in Europe’s stigma index project builds on this work and will roll out the stigma index in 5 countries in the European region focusing on stigma in relation to HIV testing and access to treatment.

Presentation of results
HIV in Europe supports the implementation of the stigma index in Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Moldova and Turkey.

HIV-related Stigma: Late Testing, Late Treatment,
May 2011

The second phase of this project is to develop advocacy plans based on the findings of the report. This project period runs from 2011-2012.

Late Testing, Late Treatment, Russian version

HIV in European Region, Unity and Diversity, Tallinn Conference May 2011

Late Testing - Late Treatment, Parallel session III

Estonia PLHIV Stigma Index, session XII

Ukraine PLHIV Stigma Index, session XII

PLHIV Stigma Index Workshop

Overview of the PLHIV Stigma Index

Global results overview PLHIV Stigma Index

Estonia, Poland, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine results

Estonia results presentation

Turkey results presentation

Moldova results presentation

Poland results presentation

Ukraine results presentation

Presentation from the HIV in Europe 2009 Conference, by Julian Hows 

For more information please contact:

Ton Coenen
Directeur / Executive Director Aids Fonds & Soa Aids Nederland,
Aids Fonds, STOP AIDS NOW!, Soa Aids Nederland
Keizersgracht 390, 1016 GB Amsterdam,,