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Case Study

The Samastha Project aimed to provide a comprehensive program of networked HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for most-at-risk po

The Targeted Outreach Project (TOP) provides HIV prevention services, as well as social, civic, and educational programs, for sex workers and men w

In the Dominican Republic, two nongovernmental organizations offer comprehensive, integrated HIV and other health services that serve the special n

Social stigma and fear impede HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support efforts. This case study examines how a collaboration led by the Avert P

In many cases, HIV programming collapses transgender people under the umbrella category of men who have sex with men without taking into considerat

In Zambia's border towns and commercial corridors, the HIV prevalence rate has been significantly increased by a high transient population. This ca

In India, most new HIV infections are concentrated in specific groups within the population and in certain areas of the country. To effectively r

Although transgender individuals are a highly vulnerable segment of El Salvador's population, the national political climate has only recently begu

Gender norms affect the behavior and life choices of both men and women. In Vietnam, these norms sometimes drive people into situations where they

Together, a support network plus access to legal and psychological support are essential components of HIV programming for most-at-risk populations

In Peru, where cultural norms emphasize women's subordination and the importance of masculinity, programs with a focus on gender—particularly those

Prompted by a growing knowledge of the complexity of HIV transmission, many countries are reassessing the nature of their HIV epidemics. "Mixed" ep

Integrating strategies to address gender inequity and change harmful gender norms is an increasingly important component of HIV programs. Howev

Programs focused on promoting gender equity and combating detrimental gender norms play a key role in HIV prevention. This case study (one of nine

Successful outreach to most-at-risk populations (MARPs) recognizes the sociocultural context and particularly the gendered norms in which MARPs liv

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, a growing HIV epidemic fueled largely by commercial sex and injecting drug use threatens both countries. Working in a

Promising Practice

The 100% condom use programme is a collaborative program between local authorities (health services, police, public security,

The overall objective of the Women's Health CoOp study is to obtain a better understanding of the relationship between alcohol

The project was organized to promote the use of health services and STI treatment for sex workers to reduce HIV incidence. The

HIV Prevention Knowledge Base Entry

Peer outreach and education (POE) engage members of a specific group to influence other members to adopt healthy sexual behaviors and modify norms.

Antiretroviral post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)—short-term antiretroviral therapy initiated soon after known or suspected exposure to HIV—aims to pr

Technical Consultation Material

July 2012, Washington, DC - PEPFAR and AIDSTAR-One organized a satellite session at the International

March 2011, Caribbean - This summit provided a forum for participants to discuss HIV programming for most-at-risk populations and other vu

December 2009, Guatemala - The purpose of the meeting was to share evidence and program experiences to inform policies, develop effective

February 2009, India - This meeting centered on a discussion of essential program dimensions that must be part of any effort to reach MARP

Report

While there is emerging literature on the gender-related needs of MARPs, how programs are addressing these needs or integrating gender strategies i

Because gender-based violence (GBV) is widely recognized as both a cause and a consequence of HIV infection, the President's Emergency Plan for AID

Spotlight

With recent epidemiology showing a continual rise in HIV rates among sex workers, Melissa Ditmore argues that now is time to develop holistic, eff

Technical Brief

Gender inequity is a fundamental driver in the HIV epidemic, and integrating strategies to address gender inequity and change harmful gender no

Health Policy Initiative Document

This document describes a project targeted at GHV in Mexico and Thailand, countries with concentrated HIV epidemics but differing services for MSM