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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.
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.