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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 Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care project, known in west Africa as 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. As part of project closeout (July 2017), PACTE-VIH developed an "insight" series of lessons learned throughout five years of implementation. This resource highlights the importance, structure, lessons learned, and recommendations for scaling UICs as part of HIV programming for key populations.
This success story on the mHealth campaign was developed as part of the USAID-funded Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project (PACTE-VIH) to remind recipients to take their antiretroviral drugs as prescribed; systematically use condoms and lubricants during sexual intercourse; check their HIV status every three months; and to visit HIV testing and counseling services and seek early treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.
This success story documents the Third Regional Meeting on Key Populations in Yaoundé, Burkina Faso, which focused on the urgent needs of populations most vulnerable to HIV. The September 2016 meeting was hosted by the PACTE-VIH project and broke new ground by bringing together leaders from many small communities of men having sex with men and female sex workers—those among the most vulnerable to HIV—to partner with public health professionals, ministers and other senior government officials, international officials, and donor agencies.
This success story features police outreach efforts and training to help law enforcement understand how creating fear among FSW and MSM discourages them from seeking health services for HIV and STI prevention. These efforts are part of the five-year, West Africa Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project, known in the region as PACTE-VIH, managed by FHI 360.
This success story focuses on training workshops to raise awareness among media owners, editors, and reporters about the discrimination and violence toward key populations.The workshops—sponsored by the USAID-funded Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project (PACTE-VIH)—were the result of alliances formed between the media, HIV responders and members of vulnerable communities.
This success story documents the use of Unique Identifier Codes (UICs) developed by the PACTE-VIH project to guarantee anonymity and increase precision in treatment of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among key populations in Burkina Faso and Togo. With the UIC card, individuals can visit any health services center to get treatment and advice without risk.
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.
"(Even) Greater than the Sum of Its Parts" documents the impact of the Consortium’s efforts and describes the added value of collaboration. The primary context of the case study is the Consortium’s implementation of two grants by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) over the past two years. The case study offers multiple examples of how working in a Consortium has benefited member networks and MSM and transgender communities in general.
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.
Afin de combler les lacunes importantes dans les programmes clés de population en Afrique de l'Ouest, l'USAID s'est associée à FHI 360 pour développer PACTE-VIH, dans le but de créer «un projet réplicable qui atteint les populations clés avec le VIH et les tests de STI tout en réduisant la stigmatisation en créant un environnement propice MSM et FSW au Burkina Faso et au Togo. "PACTE-VIH est un accord de cinq ans avec deux sous-partenaires au Togo et 10 sous-partenaires au Burkina Faso. En réponse aux besoins évidents de la région de l'Afrique de l'Ouest pour élargir les projets qui ont atteint effectivement des populations clés avec des programmes de lutte contre le VIH (et les résultats prometteurs du projet PACTE-VIH, maintenant dans l'année 4 de la mise en œuvre), USAID et PACTE-VIH A développé cette trousse de réplication pour fournir des outils, des leçons apprises et des étapes pour la mise en œuvre du projet dans un format convivial. Également disponible en anglais.
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.
Social media are not only a means for men who have sex with men (MSM) to find friends and sexual partners. They are also an important driver of the sexual norms that influence HIV risk among these men. The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded LINKAGES Thailand project is targeting these norms through an innovative web series, Gay OK Bangkok, which drew more than 60,000 viewers in March with a soapy story of love, trust, and HIV.