To support India’s National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), ICRW with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has adapted an existing global HIV stigma reduction framework for the Indian context and pilot tested the framework in five settings in India (see below for the case study in each setting). This report synthesizes the lessons learned from the process, including the feasibility and relevance of the framework for use by the NACP and other global stakeholders in informing stigma reduction interventions and measurement.
Five Case Studies
- Reducing stigma to improve engagement in HIV care among men who have sex with men
- Gaurav: Reducing HIV-related stigma among female sex workers
- Stigma Busters: Empowering and enabling local governance to work towards stigma-free Gram Panchyat
- Protecting the rights of people living with HIV in the workplace
- Integrating a youth-based stigma and discrimination reduction curriculum in higher education