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‚positive stimmen 2.0‘ has started!

The first survey on stigmatization and discrimination of People Living with HIV in Germany ‚positive stimmen‘ 2012 shed light on how and how much People Living with HIV (PLHIV) experience exclusion and discrimination in their daily lives. The results are at the basis of many projects fighting against stigmatization of PLHIV.

‚positive stimmen 2.0’ is the second version of the peer-to-peer survey. We want to enquire new and deeper knowledge on stigmatization toward People Living with HIV. We also want to compare how the experiences of stigmatization have changed within a decade. We aim at formulating recommendations of action for organisations, policy, administration and other social stakeholders and, through that, advance the fight against discrimination of People Living with HIV.

The project consists of two parts, each of them having a specific scientific methodology. The core element is the implementation of People Living with HIV (PLHIV)-Stigma-Index. According to the spirit of this international project, 33 People Living with HIV have been trained as peer-to-peer-Researchers and Interviewers and from Mai to December 2020, they conducted Interviews with PLHIV about their experiences of discrimination and stigmatization along a questionnaire. Interviewer and interviewee both benefit from the exchange. A second module of the project aims at investigating some specific, in-depth topics. For this purpose, an online survey (June to October 2020) and focus groups (Winter 2020 until Springs 2021) are being conducted.

‚positive stimmen‘ is a cooperation between Deutsche Aidshilfe and Institut für Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft (IDZ).


Contact Information:
Matthias Kuske and Eléonore Willems
Deutsche Aidshilfe
Wilhelmstr. 138
10963 Berlin
Tel: 030/690087-23
Or: 030/690087-73