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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.
Although HIV prevalence in Ghana has experienced a slow decline in the past decade, there remains a significant epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSWs) in particular. HIV programming efforts of local nongovernmental organizations (NGO) required capacity building and organizational development to strengthen their ability to effectively implement, monitor, and evaluate HIV programs for key populations and people living with HIV (PLHIV). In response, FHI 360 Ghana was awarded Strengthening HIV/AIDS Response Partnership and Evidenced-based Results (SHARPER) in 2010 by USAID to reduce HIV transmission among MSM, FSWs, PLHIV and the sex partners of these groups.
Cette publication fournit des conseils aux gouvernements, aux organisations de la société civile (organisations non gouvernementales et les organisations communautaires), et d'autres partenaires de mise en œuvre de prévention du VIH, les soins et les programmes de traitement avec les populations clés. Il est conçu pour aider ces programmes car ils établissent des systèmes de surveillance qui sont utilisés par les travailleurs de première ligne, y compris les travailleurs pairs de sensibilisation, les superviseurs du personnel de sensibilisation, les gestionnaires de programme, et d'autres pour comprendre la performance. Disponible en anglais.
Over the past 10 years, FHI 360 has implemented and refined a combination of outreach strategies — through the USAID-funded SHARP (2004-2009), SHARPER (2010-2014), and LINKAGES (2014-2019) projects — to overcome the structural barriers that prohibit key populations from safely accessing HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. Peer education, helpline counseling, social-media outreach, and outreach events have helped to fulfill a mandate of enrolling key populations in HIV care and treatment in Ghana.
In Laos, LINKAGES introduced a community-based model of HIV testing with OraQuick—a relatively new rapid oral HIV test that requires neither specialized equipment nor highly trained providers to administer it. Community-based supporters (CBSs) administered the tests and provided referrals for additional services along the HIV cascade. After the first three months of implementation, CBSs proved that they could reach significant numbers of MSM and trans women with HIV testing using OraQuick.
LINKAGES Integrated Technical Organizational Capacity Assessment (ITOCA) and Action Planning: Facilitator’s Guide is designed to train LINKAGES’ teams to implement ITOCA. The activities are illustrative, and every facilitator should adapt and adjust his/her content to match the organizational culture and collaboration style, as well as his/her personal preferences for working with groups. The ITOCA is facilitated through a workshop that usually takes three days. This guide covers 14 ITOCA capacity areas, is written from the facilitator’s/workshop planner’s perspective, and includes directives on how to facilitate the ITOCA, including the discussion activities, collection of scores, results analysis and debrief, and development of the ISP.