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. Countries and Territories that have completed an implementation at least once  include: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus,Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, CongoCosta Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, GreeceGuatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea,  Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, MalawiMaliMalaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Republic of Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria,  Pakistan, Panama, Papua New GuineaParaguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda, the Kingdom of Saudia ArabiaSenegalSierra Leone,  South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sudan, TaiwanTajikistanTanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan,  Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe. There are several more countries where implementation teams have formed and are at the initial stages of implemetation. These  include: Cabo Verde, Canada, Central African Republic,  Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Madagascar, Peru, Seychelles, USA to name some. As we have news about these implementations they will be highlighted in light yellow on the map below. 
The drop-down box and map below can also be used to find out more about the implementation in each country. There is a key at the bottom of the map which explains the colours that have been used.
  • In progress
  • Implemented
  • Implemented more than once
  • Implemented and raw data is available on request for further analysis
  • Reseved for future use 1
  • Reserved for future use 2