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The Rwanda Network of People Living with HIV (RRP+) has unveiled new research that shows a reduction in the stigma index over the last 10 years.

According to the research that was unveiled to the parliament committee, July 22, 2020, stigma index declined to 15 compared to 50 in 2010.

The findings align with UNAIDS goals of reducing stigma around HIV AIDS to zero. Rwanda has seven years to meet the goal following progress in other areas of access to ARVs and treatment.

The new research (quantitative) was conducted in 19 districts and done on 938 persons especially People Living with HIV (PLHIV), members and non-members of RRP+, sex workers, and men who have sex with men (MSM).

RRP+ chairperson Sylvie Muneza,  said that she is a living testimony after being infected with HIV/AIDS in 1997 when there was no medication and stigma was everywhere in society.

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