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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Enumerating key populations: setting denominators, targeting interventions, and measuring impact

Webinar hosted by the LINKAGES project as part of the Key Populations: Evidence in action series. To access the audio recording of the webinar, please click here. On November 30th, the USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project hosted the second webinar in a webinar series entitled Key Populations: Evidence in Action. This webinar included presentations on …

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Social networks, vulnerability, and sex: Improving HIV case finding among key populations

Webinar hosted by the LINKAGES project as part of the Key Populations: Evidence in Action series. To access the audio recording of the webinar, please click here. On October 5th, the USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project hosted the first webinar in a new webinar series entitled Key Populations: Evidence in Action. This inaugural webinar included …

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Call for papers: Optimizing the impact of key population programming across the HIV cascade

Written by Rose Wilcher, Director, Research Utilization, FHI 360 This blog post was originally featured on FHI 360’s R&E Search for Evidence. Key populations – including men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs – shoulder a disproportionate burden of HIV. UNAIDS estimates that between 40 and 50 percent …

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