MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE: Lessons learned from 100 LINKAGES stories

Written by Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, FHI 360 For the past two years, I have managed the social media presence of the largest global project dedicated to key populations (KPs) and HIV: the USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project. While I am not directly involved in implementing activities, my role has afforded me a unique opportunity …

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Custom Indicators Track Online Outreach in Jamaica

Written by Abrahim Simmonds, Project Officer, LINKAGES Jamaica, and Shelly Trim, M&E Technical Advisor, LINKAGES Jamaica The following blog post is preceded by this blog post on the development of custom indicators. In Jamaica, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women have shifted their social interaction from meeting in favorite gathering spots to making anonymous …

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New journal supplement on key populations is here!

Written by Rose Wilcher, Director, Research Utilization, FHI 360 The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project is excited to announce the arrival of a new supplement in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) titled Optimizing the Impact of Key Population Programming Across the HIV Cascade. A collaboration among LINKAGES, USAID, CDC, amfAR, and JIAS, this supplement …

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A future without AIDS begins and ends with key populations

Written by Hally Mahler, Project Director, LINKAGES, and Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, FHI 360 “We will only achieve HIV/AIDS epidemic control if we reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for all ages, genders, and at-risk groups, including key populations.” – Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, …

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