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Success Story-Acceleration

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.

Accelerating the Implementation and Scale-up of Comprehensive Programs for HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations

This document: (1) outlines the acceleration initiative; (2) describes the process and the progress made under it using examples from four countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malawi, and South Sudan; and (3) discusses some of the lessons learned. This information may be of interest to those designing and implementing programs for HIV or other diseases, including public health officials and program managers, civil society organizations, advocates, funding agencies, and policymakers.

LINKAGES Enhance Peer Outreach Approach Implementation Guide

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.

Reaching the First 90: HIV Self-testing for Key Populations

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.

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