Centre for Social Research in Health, 1 Mar 2018
In Australia, there are currently five national strategies addressing HIV, viral hepatitis, and STIs.
A clear objective exists within each of the five strategies to “eliminate the negative impact of stigma, discrimination, and legal and human rights issues on people’s health”. However, until recently, there was no associated indicator to measure stigma and monitor the progress of these objectives.
The following reports outline the approach taken by CSRH to develop a stigma indicator and results from the first round of data collection in surveys of priority populations for these national strategies.
There are three reports: People with HIV and men who have sex with men, people with hepatitis C and people who inject, and health workers. The health workers report covers their attitudes to sexual orientation, injecting, sex work, HIV or hepatitis status in their patients.