Welcome to the New Zealand Stigma Index Project

The People Living with HIV Stigma Index 2.0 is a tool to measure the extent of stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV. More than 100 countries have implemented the Stigma Index, and for the first time, the Stigma Index Working Group is running this project in Aotearoa New Zealand. Results from the study will also be used to influence policy for people living with HIV, providing a benchmark on how well we are doing as a country. It will inform practice and interventions and empower people, networks and communities.

This study is an initiative that has been developed by and for people living with HIV. It is intended that the process of carrying out the interviews and undertaking the study will be empowering for people, their networks and local communities.

We are recruiting participants for this study from all walks of life. Our goal is to be representative of the HIV community living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Specifically, we aim to recruit 50% men and women, equating to 12% of people (approx.) from each of the following ethnicities; NZ European, Maori, African, and Asian – all ethnicities are welcomed!

The study has obtained ethical approval from the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee (Health) (H18/135)

News Hub: New study aims to break stigma surrounding HIV in NZ

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