HIV Stigma Index Report

No. of pages: 50

Publication date: April 2019

Author: Estrela+, Marie Stopes Timor-Leste, UNFPA Timor-Leste

Publisher: © Estrela+, Marie Stopes Timor-Leste, UNFPA Timor-Leste 2019

This study interviewed 81 people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Timor-Leste about their experience of stigma and discrimination in Timor-Leste from a range of backgrounds. Respondents ranged from 18 years old to 50 years and older, and were from Díli (46), Bobonaro (7), Covalima (4), Baucau (8), RAEOA (4), Manatuto (2), Ermera (4), Ainaro (1), Liquiçá (2), Lospalos (2) and Aileu (1). They had been diagnosed HIV positive for different lengths of time - from just over a year to more than 15 years. All wanted to be a part of a national conversation of how HIV is treated and discussed in Timor-Leste.