The Framework for Dialogue is a tool for developing joint actions and ongoing discussions between religious leaders, faith-based organizations and networks of people living with HIV at national level.

Evidence that quantifies and illustrates the experiences of people living with HIV in a specific country is the starting point of all dialogue and future joint actions. A central piece of evidence used is the People Living with HIV Stigma Index, which measures and detects changing trends in relation to stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV.

The Framework for Dialogue process in each country is overseen by a small working group of partners at the national level that implements six key steps to ensure proper planning, follow-up and sustained, ongoing dialogue.