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Table 1 Experience of stigma and discrimination a

From: An exploratory survey measuring stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa: the People Living with HIV Stigma Index

N=486 Never experienced (%) Experienced (Once to often) (%) Not indicated (%)
Being gossiped about 215 (44.2) 254 (52.3) 17 (3.5)
Verbally insulted/harassed, threatened 339 (69.8) 138 (28.3) 9 (1.9)
Husband/spouse/other household member have been discriminated against 358 (73.7) 116 (23.8) 12 (2.5)
Sexual rejection 368 (75.7) 101 (20.8) 17 (3.5)
Manipulation by partner 373 (96.7) 101 (20.8) 12 (2.5)
Excluded from social gatherings 399 (80) 91 (18.8) 6 (1.2)
Physically assaulted 400 (82.3) 78 (16.1) 8 (1.6)
Excluded from family activities 406 (83.5) 75 (15.5) 5 (1)
Physically harassed 387 (79.6) 75 (15.5) 24 (4.9)
Discriminated against by other PLHIV 404 (83.1) 71 (14.6) 11 (2.3)
Excluded from religious activities 417 (85.8) 50 (10.3) 19 (3.9)
  1. aQuestions relate to the previous 12 months.