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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.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for programs implementing peer navigation as part of a core package of HIV-related interventions for key populations. It is part of the LINKAGES Peer Navigation Toolkit, which also includes a facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint presentations, and additional resources designed to be used in a variety of contexts, according to local needs. There is another training docment, the Peer Navigation Training Facilitator's Guide Core Modules, which complements this implementation guide.
The purpose of this toolkit is to train HIV-positive peers to engage and retain people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the health care system. It is intended to complement the Peer Navigation for Key Populations Implementation Guide, which offers guidance for programs implementing peer navigation as part of a core package of HIV-related interventions for key populations. It is part of the LINKAGES Peer Navigation Toolkit, which also includes a facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint presentations, and additional resources designed to be used in a variety of contexts, according to local needs.
O projecto LINKAGES (Linkages em toda a continuidade dos serviços de HIV para populações-chave afectadas pelo VIH), apoiada pelo Plano do Presidente dos EUA para o Alívio do SIDA (PEPFAR) e da Agência dos Estados Unidos para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (USAID), visa acelerar a capacidade do parceiro governos, organizações -chave da sociedade civil levou populacional e provedores do setor privado para planejar, entregar e otimizar a prevenção abrangente do HIV, cuidados e serviços de tratamento em escala que reduzir a transmissão do HIV entre as populações - chave e prolongar a vida para aqueles que são HIV positivo.
Le projet LINKAGES (des liens dans le continuum des services VIH pour les populations clés affectées par le VIH ), pris en charge par le Plan du Président des États-Unis pour lutter contre le sida (PEPFAR ) et l'Agence américaine pour le développement international (USAID ), vise à accélérer la capacité du partenaire les gouvernements, les principales organisations de la société civile population dirigée, et les fournisseurs du secteur privé pour planifier, fournir, et d'optimiser la prévention complète du VIH, les soins et les services de traitement à l'échelle qui réduisent la transmission du VIH parmi les populations clés et prolongent la vie pour ceux qui sont séropositifs.
HIV self-testing (HIVST) helps countries expand people’s access to HIV testing services; reach those at high risk who may not otherwise get tested; and achieve the first 90 of UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets, that 90 percent of all people living with HIV should know their status.This brief can be used to advocate for HIV self-testing with USAID missions and partners and also outlines some of the ways in which self-testing can be integrated in to the LINKAGES project.
Published in Fall 2017 by MSMGF, NSWP, INPUD, GATE, IRTG, GNP+ and ICW, this resource concludes with a call to action for renewed commitment to HIV primary prevention strategies that are proactive, address upstream factors, and re-center communities most impacted by HIV. Both the resource and call to action push for HIV and other sexual health services to be led by or conducted with communities. Further, the resource outlines core principles of practice for the development of policies and programmes that meaningfully address the HIV epidemic and pushes for funding for community-led responses to HIV.
A call to action to endorse the core principles of practice to serve as broad guidelines for the design, implementation, and evaluation of primary prevention programs for gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers, and transgender people
This compendium of success stories focuses 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.
The role of community in the uptake of PrEP is vital as has been highlighted throughout this review. The discourse has been most prominent at global policy level, and as PrEP as a viable prevention strategy takes hold at country level, ensuring that PrEP is carefully integrated into existing HIV programmes in close partnership with KPs themselves will be the next challenge towards ensuring maximum community-led demand for PrEP. This literature review and subsequent steps in the ITPC’s community-led demand creation process upholds ITPC’s eﬀorts to integrate the voice of community in the discourse on PrEP implementation and rollout.
The aim of the Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) toolkit is to support and train community activists to advocate effectively and passionately on access to treatment for people living with HIV, including those from key populations.
Key populations and people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Ghana routinely experience various forms of abuse — including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), discrimination, stigma, and human rights violations — simply because of their sexual orientation or sex-related profession. Men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSWs) are especially likely to experience such abuses — alongside threats, coercion, arbitrary restraint, andeconomic deprivation — because their behavior does not conform to what society considers acceptable roles for men and women.