Week 3 – Bringing it all together

Welcome to week 3 of the virtual consultation on developing summary measures of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. From 2 to 6 September 2019 the focus of the consultation will be on how to meaningfully bring together into composite measures the indicators discussed during week 2 to measure the domains and sub-domains discussed during week 1 on HIV-related stigma and discrimination and stigma and discrimination experienced by key populations most affected by HIV.

To contribute and/or read contributions by others to the virtual consultation, please sign in. If you have not registered yet, you can do so here. If you have not previously done so, we would be grateful if you could complete the optional demographic questions at the following link, to assess representativeness of contributions: 


We are grateful for your comments and inputs on one or more of the questions below that will guide our discussion this week. Participants are welcome to contribute in any language.

Guiding discussion questions:

    1. Are there any aspects or principles you would recommend being mindful of when:
      1. deciding on the inputs for the measures, and
      2. presenting the results of the summary measures, so they communicate the most information without hiding key aspects?
    2. Should the proposed indicators for each of the measures be presented as indices? Can one key indicator be used as an overarching measure of HIV-related stigma and discrimination and one key indicator as an overarching measure of stigma and discrimination experienced by key populations most affected by HIV? If not, how might multiple indicators be most meaningfully combined? 
    3. How should these measures be most usefully presented to support advocacy and inform further analysis and policy/programme recommendations?
    4. Are there any other inputs or feedback you would like to share with us on the inputs and recommendations received during weeks 1 and 2 of this virtual consultation?

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Contributions throughout this virtual consultation will inform the development of summary measure(s) of HIV-related stigma and discrimination, to better understand the situation in countries, to inform actions to address them and monitor whether actions are leading to improvements for people.