HIV Stigma Scale (HSS)

The HIV Stigma Scale (HSS) is a 40 item measure of stigma and psychosocial aspects of having HIV. Four factors emerged: personalized stigma, disclosure concerns, negative self-image and concern with public attitudes toward people with HIV (Berger, Ferrans & Lashley, 2001).

Measure Source Article:

Berger, B.E., Ferrans, C.E., Lashley, F.R. (2001). Measuring stigma in people with HIV: Psychometric assessment of the HIV stigma scale. Research in Nursing and Health, 24(6): 518-529


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Translation Information:

The HIV Stigma scale was translated to Spanish by the SETA Study (University of Miami Protocol #20000255) team, Principal Investigator Dr. Daniel Feaster.  The translation process consisted of 3 steps:  translation, back translation, and comparison/reconciliation by a third party in consultation with other native speakers as needed.


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