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  1. National implementation guidelines for HIV and STI programming among young key populations

    These guidelines aim to inform the design and implementation of interventions with young key populations (YKP), 15-24 years, specifically young women who sell sex, young men who have sex with men, and young people who inject drugs. The guidelines aim to accelerate the HIV response to end new HIV infections among young key populations. …

  2. No one left behind: understanding key populations, achieving triple zeros by 2030

    This book focuses on 6 key populations, i.e. sex workers, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, beach boys and prisoners. It describes reasons why these key populations are at higher risk of acquiring HIV infections, the current situation of Sri Lankan laws and how discrimination and social stigma prevent these particular key population groups approaching health care services. …

  3. National HIV peer education strategy 2012

    The goal of the National Peer Education Strategy is to position peer education as a critical component of HIV prevention programmes targeting KAPs in preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS. The objectives are: 1. Build national capacity and leadership in both government and civil society to provide peer education to all KAPs in Mauritius; 2. Build support for peer education by strengthening linkages with existing services and networks including law enforcement, civil society organisations, health and welfare workers and other stakeholders; 3. …

  4. The Nepal HIV Investment Plan 2014-2016

    The investment plan for Nepal 2014-2016 emphasises the importance of focusing on Key Affected Populations (KAP), then goes one step further to disaggregate relevant KAP into sub-populations, guided by infection risk dynamics and context. The first priorities identified for prevention are: female sex workers who inject drugs on a regular basis (FSW WID); other people who inject drugs; street-based female sex workers ( FSW); transgender sex workers (TG SW) and male sex workers (MSW). …

  5. National strategic plan for most at risk populations 2011-2015

    The Ghana Most At Risk Population strategy 2011-2015 has been developed to provide a framework for the implementation of a comprehensive package of services designed specifically to reach four MARP subgroups, Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), Injecting Drug Users (PWID) and Prisoners. The goal of the strategy is to reach 80% of all identified MARP by 2015 with a comprehensive package of HIV prevention, protection, treatment, care and support service that is evidence based, accessible and acceptable to the specific groups. …

  6. Addressing the needs of young men who have sex with men, APCOM Policy Brief

    This APCOM policy brief presents evidence on the vulnerability of young MSM, particularly with regard to HIV & AIDS. It highlights the gaps in strategic information in the region, particularly for young transgender people. It encourages countries to strengthen health promotion programmes for high-risk youth, while ensuring appropriate services for those who are HIV-positive. The brief calls on countries to engage young MSM and transgender people in national AIDS response, and to review and challenge laws criminalising sex between men.

  7. National Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for HIV Prevention Targeting Most-At-Risk Populations and Migrant Workers, 2010-2011, Thailand

    The National Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for HIV Prevention Targeting Most-At-Risk Populations and Migrant Workers provides a unified and harmonized monitoring and evaluation system for Thailand. It follows the principle of the Three Ones: one agreed HIV/AIDS action framework that provides the basis for coordinating the work of all partners; one national AIDS coordinating authority, with a broad based multi-sector mandate; and one agreed HIV country-level monitoring and evaluation system. …

  8. Universal access from vulnerability to resilience: the Latin American and Caribbean strategic framework for strengthening national responses to HIV for gay men, other MSM and trans people

    This Regional Strategic Framework focuses on three core issues that are of utmost importance for the realization of the MDG 6 in Latin America and the Caribbean: evidence, human rights and capacity. Effective responses to HIV epidemics require robust and reliable information about who is affected by HIV and about what works in prevention and care. Effective responses also require attention to stigma and discrimination, which continue to undermine commitments and responses from both affected populations and community leaders. …

  9. Plano Nacional de Enfrentamento da Epidemia de AIDS e das DST entre Gays, HSH e Travestis

    O Ministério da Saúde, em parceria com o Conselho Nacional dos Secretários de Saúde (CONASS) e o Conselho Nacional de Secretários Municipais de Saúde (CONASEMS), apresenta às instituições que atuam no campo da promoção da saúde, dos direitos humanos, dos direitos sexuais e reprodutivos o Plano Nacional de Enfrentamento da Epidemia de Aids e DST entre Gays, outros Homens que fazem Sexo com Homens (HSH) e Travestis. …

  10. Addressing the Needs of young Men who have Sex with Men

    Groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) are not uniform throughout the Southeast Asian region. As the groups vary, their need of health coverage, social acceptance and information varies. This Brief claims that design of policies, programs and advocacies must be tailored to the local context. There are several factors to take into consideration; age, urban/rural, social context and laws that criminalize certain behaviors. One of the major issues is how to approach young MSM who, in several countries, are in desperate need of treatment and counseling. …

  11. It all starts here: Estimating the Size of Populations of Men Who have Sex with Men and transgender People

    Competent allocation of recourses is a key factor for success in any development program. This Brief explores the issues related to men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) through addressing approaches for estimating numbers of MSM and TGs in a certain region or country. It is argued that establishing a reasonably accurate estimate of the MSM and TG population within a set area is essential for planners and policymakers in designing projects. …

  12. The Priority HIV and Sexual Health Interventions in the Health Sector for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender People in the Asia-Pacific Region

    This document describes the priority health sector interventions needed to achieve universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV and sexually transmitted infections by men who have sex with men and summarizes key policy and technical recommendations developed by WHO for each of the priority health sector interventions. …

  13. Entre Hombres

    Entre Hombres ofrece un panorama general de los temas básicos para los hombres que tienen sexo con hombres en el contexto del VIH y de otras ITSs. Este folleto también ofrece ideas para desarrollar programas de prevención con y para hombres que tienen sexo con hombres. Está dirigido a personas u organizaciones que proveen apoyo a ONGs y OBCs que comienzan a trabajar en la prevención del VIH/ITS con y para hombres que tienen sexo con hombres. …

  14. Proyecto de intervención: Programa de intervención comunitaria para la prevención del VIH/SIDA en hombres homosexuales en Chile

    SIDACCION, es la primera organización de la sociedad civil dedicada específicamente a la prevención del VIH y los impactos que provoca la epidemia en los hombres homosexuales. Está integrada en su mayoría por activistas voluntarios que trabajan la dimensión individual, grupal y comunitaria de la prevención; abogando la modificación de normas y valores que limitan las prácticas preventivas y por la remoción de vulnerabilidades como la estigmatización, la discriminación y la marginación que impiden la incorporación de comportamientos sexuales saludables. …

  15. UNAIDS action framework on universal access for men who have sex with men and for transgender people

    The goal of this framework is to enable UNAIDS to facilitate and support the achievement of universal access to appropriate HIV prevention, care, treatment and support for men who have sex with men and transgender people. The UNAIDS Secretariat and the UNAIDS cosponsors recognize that universal access to appropriate HIV programmes for men who have sex with men and transgender people is a crucial part of achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support as a whole. …

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