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An estimated 37 million people are living with HIV today. Differentiated antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery, a part of differentiated care, aims to improve retention and viral suppression by optimizing models of drug and care delivery. Models fall into four categories: health care worker-managed group; client-managed group; facility-based individual; and out-of-facility individual. The case studies presented here from FHI 360’s LINKAGES projects in Botswana, Haiti, Kenya, and Malawi are examples of the out-of-facility individual model, sometimes referred to as the community model.
This resource list explains international support available for human rights defenders and organizations that work with LGBTI people and men who have sex with men, sex workers, or people who inject drugs in the case of human rights violations or security threats. It is meant for digital use only. PLEASE DO NOT PRINT.
The EPOA is described in detail in the LINKAGES Enhanced Peer Outreach Approach:Implementation Guide. This training curriculum 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.
This toolkit provides practical guidance to governments, funders, civil society organizations and other implementing partners on conducting a gender analysis and using findings to inform HIV prevention, care and treatment programs with key populations. It outlines considerations and steps for conducting a gender analysis; explores how to engage with stakeholders, including key population members, in a meaningful partnership; shares lessons learned from a comprehensive gender analysis in Kenya and an abridged gender analysis in Cameroon; and provides tools and resources for conducting a gender analysis with key populations.
This document illuminates the position of the advocacy platform (established by The Global Forum on MSM & HIV, together with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and with representatives from UNAIDS Secretariat, UNDP, UNFPA, the World Bank, and WHO), on four advocacy priorities identified during the Bangkok convening, and offers examples of messaging, potential partners, and data necessary to coordinate action.
Updated news regarding the global fund and sex workers, including transition for sex workers in countries who will not be eligible for funding through the Global Fund in the future; selection of Global Fund Board Leadership; and the search for the new Executive Director.
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 background, outcomes, challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations for implementing mHealth programming for HIV prevention with key populations.
This tool offers practical advice on how to design and implement programs and approaches for and with people who inject drugs, across the full continuum of HIV and HCV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, aligned with UN guidance. It contains examples of good practice from around the world that may support efforts in planning programs and services, and describes issues that should be considered and how to overcome challenges. The intended users of this tool are public-health officials and managers of HIV and harm reduction programmes; nongovernmental, community and civil-society organizations, including networks of people who use drugs; and health workers. It will also be of interest to advocates and activists for the rights of people who use drugs, and to international funding agencies and health policy-makers.
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.
UNDP provided a process and methodology to comprehensively assess laws, regulations and policies in relation to legal gender recognition in nine countries in Asia. This detailed assessment of relevant legal, regulatory and policy provisions, and the context within which they have developed, aims to benefit strategic planning on how to overcome the barriers that transgender people face.
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.