Publications - Released in 2014
HIV-related stigma and discrimination are recognized both globally and in Viet Nam as primary barriers to accessing essential prevention, treatment and care services. The People Living with HIV Stigma Index was designed to address the need for a quantitative recording and analysis of the different levels and types of stigma and discrimination experienced, as well as changes in trends and with time, to inform evidence-based policy and programmes. The process of conducting the Stigma Index is as important as the result: the survey is conducted “by PLHIV, for PLHIV”.
In Viet Nam the Stigma Index has been conducted by the Viet Nam National Network of People Living with HIV (VNP+). Following a first round in 2011, a second survey was conducted in 2014 to assess both current stigma and discrimination and any changes since 2011.
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- Viet Nam National Network of People Living with HIV (VNP+)