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An estimated 37 million people are living with HIV today. Differentiated antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery, a part of differentiated care, aims to improve retention and viral suppression by optimizing models of drug and care delivery. Models fall into four categories: health care worker-managed group; client-managed group; facility-based individual; and out-of-facility individual. The case studies presented here from FHI 360’s LINKAGES projects in Botswana, Haiti, Kenya, and Malawi are examples of the out-of-facility individual model, sometimes referred to as the community model.
This resource list explains international support available for human rights defenders and organizations that work with LGBTI people and men who have sex with men, sex workers, or people who inject drugs in the case of human rights violations or security threats. It is meant for digital use only. PLEASE DO NOT PRINT.
The EPOA is described in detail in the LINKAGES Enhanced Peer Outreach Approach:Implementation Guide. This training curriculum complements the guide by offering a detailed curriculum for training peer outreach workers to implement the EPOA. The guide consists of this document and a set of training tools, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations.
This toolkit provides practical guidance to governments, funders, civil society organizations and other implementing partners on conducting a gender analysis and using findings to inform HIV prevention, care and treatment programs with key populations. It outlines considerations and steps for conducting a gender analysis; explores how to engage with stakeholders, including key population members, in a meaningful partnership; shares lessons learned from a comprehensive gender analysis in Kenya and an abridged gender analysis in Cameroon; and provides tools and resources for conducting a gender analysis with key populations.
This tool offers practical advice on how to design and implement programs and approaches for and with people who inject drugs, across the full continuum of HIV and HCV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, aligned with UN guidance. It contains examples of good practice from around the world that may support efforts in planning programs and services, and describes issues that should be considered and how to overcome challenges. The intended users of this tool are public-health officials and managers of HIV and harm reduction programmes; nongovernmental, community and civil-society organizations, including networks of people who use drugs; and health workers. It will also be of interest to advocates and activists for the rights of people who use drugs, and to international funding agencies and health policy-makers.
This independent review, commissioned by the Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Department at the Global Fund Secretariat and published by MSMGF, shares findings, conclusions, and recommendations for enhancing the meaningful engagement of communities in all phases of Global Fund grants, with an emphasis on grant making and grant implementation. The review synthesizes lessons learned and good practices for how communities engage meaningfully, and identifies key principles and strategic actions the Global Fund can take to ensure greater accountability between communities, Country Coordinating Mechanisms, other key stakeholders, and the Global Fund itself.
In 2017, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) embarked on an initiative to develop and implement innovative community-led demand creation solutions for access to and use of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV by key populations. This initiative included a preliminary literature review of global community perspectives on PrEP, the Community-led Consultative Think Tank Meeting on PrEP, and development of the Key Population Activist Toolkit on PrEP. This document includes the seven points that were developed from this consultative process and articulates key PrEP messages from key population networks and PrEP experts.
This toolkit focuses on preventing HIV among key populations – sex workers, people who inject drugs, transgender people, and gay men and other men who have sex with men. Globally, key populations are 10-24 times more at risk of contracting HIV than adults in the general population In 2015, infections among key populations accounted for 36% of all new infections. There are three main aims of this toolkit:
- To equip community activists with the knowledge and skills that they need around PrEP, advocacy and community mobilization so that they are able to mobilize their communities to demand PrEP
- To enable community PrEP activists to advocate with their governments and service providers to allow key populations access to PrEP services
- To ensure that these services are provided in a manner that is aﬀordable, appropriate to their needs, and addresses access barriers.
A melhoria da abordagem de alcance dos pares (EPOA) está sendo testada atualmente por parceiros da LINKAGES em vários países da Ásia, África e do Caribe Oriental. A experiência até agora mostra que não existe uma abordagem "one-size-fits-all" para o EPOA. É um modelo que requer adaptação ao contexto local, e porque é novo, pode ser necessário um período de adaptação, pois os programas aprendem o que funciona melhor para eles. Este guia descreve o EPOA e seus benefícios potenciais, os componentes essenciais do EPOA e as etapas envolvidas na sua implementação, incluindo desafios potenciais. Inclui uma lista de verificação para se preparar para implementar o EPOA (Seção 4), e os anexos incluem exemplos de ferramentas e formulários do programa.
This resource explains the rationale and the process for implementing the gender strategy for the Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project. It is divided into four sections: background on the LINKAGES project and the need for gender integration in HIV programming for key populations; guidance on gender integration in U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming; project priorities and tools for gender integration; and monitoring and evaluating gender-integrated HIV programming in the project.
The enhanced peer outreach approach (EPOA) is currently being piloted by LINKAGES partners in several countries in Asia, Africa, and the Eastern Caribbean. Experience so far shows that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to the EPOA. It is a model that requires adaptation to the local context, and because it is new, a period of adaptation may be needed as programs learn what works best for them. This guide, which is also available inFrench and Portuguese, describes the EPOA and its potential benefits, the essential components of the EPOA, and the steps involved in implementing it, including potential challenges. It includes a checklist for preparing to implement the EPOA (Section 4), and the annexes include examples of program tools and forms.
There is also a training curriculum that complements the guide by offering a detailed curriculum for training peer outreach workers to implement the EPOA. The guide consists of this document and a set of training tools, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations.
The LINKAGES project (Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV), has established a global Program Acceleration Initiative that will use its existing partnerships to accelerate and strengthen the delivery of the comprehensive package of services at scale. This implementation guide is part of the initiative; it sets out the steps that programs can take to deliver services to key populations effectively and quickly.
This document is a compendium of success stories, focusing on how the LINKAGES project's acceleration initiative introduced key technical interventions and supported their implementation and scale up at the country level for key populations HIV programming.
Este conjunto de herramientas se enfoca en prevenir el VIH entre las poblaciones clave: trabajadores sexuales, personas que se inyectan drogas, personas transgénero y hombres homosexuales y otros hombres que tienen sexo con hombres. A nivel mundial, las poblaciones clave tienen entre 10 y 24 veces más riesgo de contraer el VIH que los adultos en la población general. En 2015, las infecciones entre las poblaciones clave representaron el 36% de todas las nuevas infecciones. Hay tres objetivos principales de este conjunto de herramientas:
- Para equipar a los activistas comunitarios con el conocimiento y las habilidades que necesitan en torno a la PrEP, la promoción y la movilización de la comunidad para que puedan movilizar a sus comunidades para exigir la PrEP.
- Para permitir que los activistas comunitarios de PrEP aboguen con sus gobiernos y proveedores de servicios para permitir que las poblaciones clave accedan a los servicios de PrEP
- Para garantizar que estos servicios se brinden de una manera que sea aceptable, que se ajuste a sus necesidades y que aborde las barreras de acceso.
Implemented by FHI 360 with support from USAID, The Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care project (PACTE-VIH), addresses the critical gaps in programming for key populations — specifically female sex workers and their clients, and men who have sex with men — across west Africa. This document summarizes the PACTE-VIH project closeout ceremony held 15 June 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The purpose of the ceremony was to review successes and lessons learned over the past five years of project implementation.