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siyam’kela – HIV/AIDS stigma indicators – A tool for measuring the progress of HIV/AIDS stigma mitigation
Posted: Feb 28, 2017
Category: Stigma and discrimination

siyam’kela – HIV/AIDS stigma indicators – A tool for measuring the progress of HIV/AIDS stigma mitigation

This document outlines proposed indicators of HIV/AIDS stigma, specifically focussing on internal and external stigma. Before the indicators are presented some key terms are defined. This is followed by an overview of the research approach which highlights the research process undertaken to develop these indicators.

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Siyam’kela: addressing HIV/AIDS related stigma
Posted: Feb 28, 2017
Category: Stigma and discrimination

Siyam’kela: addressing HIV/AIDS related stigma

This monitoring and evaluation tool was developed to be used in different settings and is based on the stigma indicators as developed by Siyam’kela. The indicators can be used as markers to inform whether stigma is increasing or decreasing in any context.
The two main forms of stigma are the externalised or symbolic stigma that which is overt ostracism and discrimination towards PLHA there is internalised stigma, self stigmatisation — which is said to be protective strategies by those, living with HIV and AIDS.

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Measuring HIV stigma and discrimination
Posted: Feb 28, 2017
Category: Policy Guidelines

Measuring HIV stigma and discrimination

This brief is designed to guide researchers in the study of HIV-related stigma and discrimination, either as the main focus of research or as a complement to related topics. It outlines the key domains of HIV-related stigma and discrimination that need to be measured if we are to understand how stigma operates and how it can be reduced in a particular setting. The brief proposes specific questions for measuring the key conceptual domains of stigma and discrimination across
three populations: people living with HIV, the general population and healthcare providers. It lists areas requiring further question development, testing and validation.

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