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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 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.
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.
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.
This policy brief addresses the hostile human rights environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people throughout the world. It outlines the type of legal and policy measures that fuel that environment and describes their devastating impact on communities and organisations, as well as programmes for health and HIV. This brief is based on the experiences of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) and its partners in over 40 countries throughout the world.
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.
This publication provides guidance to governments, civil-society organizations (nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations), and other partners implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs with key populations. It is designed to assist these programs as they establish monitoring systems that are used by front line workers, including peer outreach workers, staff outreach supervisors, program managers, and others to understand performance. It includes comprehensive tools and forms that various levels of staff can use to collect and analyze data to manage and improve the program. It is also available in French.
Extensive barriers remain to sufficiently addressing transgender needs in the HIV epidemic, and little work has been done to document good practices for engaging key donors such as the Global Fund.This report, commissioned by the IRGT: A Global Network of Transgender Women and HIV, examines relevant literature and identifies key themes through six semi-structured interviews with transgender community activists, civil society organization representatives, and officials from the Global Fund and other major HIV donors.
This policy brief presents up-to-date evidence about transgender health in the Philippines based on the IHBSS survey conducted in Cebu City, on the Femina Trans Initiative and on the results of the focus group discussions conducted in the Philippines that were part of the aforementioned regional assessment.