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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.
This ‘Smart Sex Worker’s Guide’ is a reference to help sex worker organisations inform and design programmes they want included in their national Funding Request.This Guide describes the key points of the Global Fund Strategy, looks at what they mean for sex workers, and explores the opportunities for sex work organisations to use the strategy to strengthen sex workers’ capacity to engage in Global Fund processes and influence sex worker programmes funded through the Global Fund.
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.
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.