People Living with HIV Stigma Index Sri Lanka. International Planned Parenthood Federation, UNAIDS, International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS, et al (2010)

People Living with HIV Stigma Index Sri Lanka. International Planned Parenthood Federation, UNAIDS, International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS, et al (2010) This People Living with HIV Stigma Index report is a result of a series of consultations with key stakeholders including membership of three networks of HIV positive people, and the National Partnership comprising of UN joint team on AIDS, the National STD & AIDS Control Programme and the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka.

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Understanding Challenging HIV Stigma toward Entertainment Workers - Toolkit for Action. USAID, International Center for Research on Women and Pact (2010)

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There is a growing recognition in Cambodia that stigma and discrimination toward entertainment workers (EWs) plays a key role in increasing the vulnerability of EWs to HIV infection.Following the startup of the 100% Condom Use Program in 1999, there have been increasing efforts by the Cambodian government and civil society to address stigma and discrimination toward EWs, as well as EW vulnerability to HIV.


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Diamonds - Stories of Women from the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV. APN+ and UNIFEM (2009)

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This is a compilation of stories about the lives of women living with HIV in the Asia-Pacific region. Each woman has overcome incredible challenges to become a strong leader, advocate and role model for other HIV-positive women. These women are like diamonds, formed under immense pressure, hewn from the darkness to shine, strongest and most brilliant of all gems. Interviewing these women and crafting their stories has been one of the most joyous tasks I could have undertaken. I know each woman to some extent because they have all attended at least one of the training workshops I have conducted in the region and several have become my close friends.   


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Index of Stigma and Discrimination against People Living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand. Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (2009)

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This research study on index of stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive people was aimed to promote and support the advocacy of human rights issues in Thailand. It was implemented by the Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (TNP+) and supported by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The research team comprises lecturers from the Faculty of Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University and 13 members of HIV-positive networks from all regions of Thailand. The preparatory process began in February 2009. A total of 233 respondents were recruited, of whom 148 were women, 57 were men and 28 were of other sexual diversity. The data collection process was completed in June 2009. The initial analysis was presented to members of all the 7 positive networks at regional assemblies during September 2009 – January 2010. 

 

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Index of Stigma and Discrimination in Bangladesh. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (2009)

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Research conducted by Bangladesh’s International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) has underscored a number of problematic areas for persons living with HIV (PLHIV), in particular the need to address societal stigma and subsequent discrimination directed at two groups: PLHIV and their health care providers. This study advances prior research with an attempt to do cument stigma and discrimination both quantitatively using the Stigma Index and qualitatively using focused, in-depth interviews experienced by the PLHIV in Bangladesh .

 

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People Living with HIV Stigma Index - User Guide. International Planned Parenthood Federation, Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS and UNAIDS (2009)

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HIV stigma and discrimination adversely affect every aspect of life for people living with HIV and their families. In many settings, an HIV diagnosis still can be as devastating as the illness itself, leading to job loss, school expulsion, violence, social ostracism, loss of property, and denial of health services and emotional support. People living in fear are less likely to adopt preventive behavior, come in for testing, disclose their sero-status to others, access care and adhere to treatment.


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The China Stigma Index Report. UNAIDS, Marie Stopes International and Institute of Social Development Research China (2009)

The China Stigma Index Report. UNAIDS, Marie Stopes International and Institute of Social Development Research China (2009) This report is based on a survey of the experience of more than 2000 respondents living with HIV in China. The survey will increase the understanding of how stigma and discrimination is experienced by people living with HIV (PLHIV) and it is hoped that the results will inform future discussions, programmes and policies in China.

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A Community Based Care and Support Model for Injecting Drug Users Living with HIV. Alliance (2008)

A Community Based Care and Support Model for Injecting Drug Users Living with HIV. Alliance (2008) With a population of approximately 2.4 million which is about 0.2 per cent of India’s population, Manipur ranks highest in HIV prevalence amongst the seven northeastern states of India. The adult HIV prevalence in Manipur (1.67 per cent) is even greater than the estimated national average (0.36 per cent). According to a recent report from the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) – “...recent studies indicate that HIV prevalence has been stabilising, and states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Nagaland have started showing declining trends...” – it is to be noted here that Manipur does not figure among these states. Insurgency, high unemployment, poverty and easy availability of drugs leading to much other risky behaviour have all been contributing factors to high HIV prevalence.

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Our Health, Our Right: The Roles and Experiences of PLHIV Networks in Securing Access to Generic ARV Medicines in Asia. Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (2008)

Our Health, Our Right: The Roles and Experiences of PLHIV Networks in Securing Access to Generic ARV Medicines in Asia. Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (2008) This book gives concrete examples of how PLHIV networks in partnership with key partners have reduced the impact of patents on medicines, including for medicines for the wider population in Thailand and India. It provides a clear illustration of how small local and national actions led by PLHIV can generate tremendous global impacts in today’s borderless and inter-connected world.

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Priority Interventions: HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in the Health Sector. WHO (2008)

Priority Interventions: HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in the Health Sector. WHO (2008) Priority interventions: HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in the health sector defines the essential interventions the health sector should deliver and provides key references as well as links to web-based resources. This initial version of the document will be further adapted and finalized in coming weeks, and will be published in print format as well as electronically, to be then updated on a regular basis as a "living document". The document provides WHO's best attempt to assemble and package normative advice for the health sector concerning the essential response to HIV/AIDS.

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