Stigma Index

Project Period

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 rolled out the stigma index in 5 countries in the European region focusing on stigma in relation to HIV testing and access to treatment.

Presentation and Publications
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 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 

Main Partners
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)


Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen
CHIP, Department of Infectious Diseases
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DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel: +45 35 45 57 57
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Ann Isabelle von Lingen, Policy Officer
European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Place Raymond Blyckaerts, 13
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel 32 2 626 96 41
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