HIV programming goes online with the launch of Yes4Me in India

Written by Purvi Shah, Program Manager, LINKAGES India Online and virtual platforms hold promise for HIV programs to gain access to previously unreached and more diverse populations. They also offer new ways for these populations to engage with HIV services, including self-guided HIV risk screening and referrals. Virtual communication allows HIV programs to circumvent traditional …

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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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Safety and security: Protecting the implementers of key population HIV programs around the world

Written by Revati Chawla, Lead Programmes, International HIV/AIDS Alliance “You can only be a good activist if you are alive and well!” These are the profound words of Dennis Wamala, who has experienced violations of his own personal safety while ensuring that his community in Uganda has access to life-saving HIV services. Community-based organizations (CBOs) …

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New toolkit and resources support communities to demand PrEP

Written by Trisa Taro, Program Impact Manager, ITPC The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) has just released the Key Population Activist Toolkit on PrEP, developed to equip community activists with the knowledge and skills they need to demand pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). While the rate of new HIV infections among adults globally remains the same, rates …

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