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

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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1 news outlet
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9 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
7 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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Title
An exploratory survey measuring stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa: the People Living with HIV Stigma Index
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-80
Pubmed ID
Authors

Monika ML dos Santos, Pieter Kruger, Shaun E Mellors, Gustaaf Wolvaardt, Elna van der Ryst

Abstract

The continued presence of stigma and its persistence even in areas where HIV prevalence is high makes it an extraordinarily important, yet difficult, issue to eradicate. The study aimed to assess current and emerging HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination trends in South Africa as experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sierra Leone 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 218 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 19%
Student > Bachelor 35 16%
Researcher 25 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 9%
Student > Postgraduate 12 5%
Other 39 18%
Unknown 49 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 34 15%
Social Sciences 30 14%
Psychology 17 8%
Arts and Humanities 12 5%
Other 21 9%
Unknown 56 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 July 2021.
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#1,443,127
of 21,467,161 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,573
of 13,943 outputs
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#18,173
of 288,200 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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