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This guide is one of a series of good practice guides, and contains information, strategies and resources to help HIV programmers identify and meet the needs of women and girls in all their diversity.
Evidence shows that HIV flourishes in conditions of inequality and lack of accountability. In many countries, HIV prevalence continues to rise among women, especially adolescent girls, young women and women from key populations.
Adolescent girls and young women, women living with HIV and women from populations most affected by HIV face significant barriers accessing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, including HIV prevention, treatment and care services.
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s theory of change sets out the difference we want to see in the world, and defines the logical sequence of changes we believe are needed to achieve our desired outcomes. It describes the assumptions behind our chosen strategies (as set out in HIV, Health and Rights: Sustaining Community Action), and the preconditions that need to be in place for these changes to occur.
This theory of change is designed to help us better describe what we do, provide a tool for learning and reflection and evaluate our work.
BY GEORGINA CASWELL, LUISA ORZA
Luisa Orza is the Alliance's Lead: HIV Technical (SRHR) & Georgina Caswell is the Alliance's Lead: Programmes
This week, a Journal of Adolescent Health supplement “Integrating Rights into HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health: Evidence and experiences from the Link Up Project” is published. It brings together key learnings and reflections on the importance of recognising and engaging with diversity among young people in terms of age, gender, HIV status, and social circumstances, as well as country contexts.
BY LEILA ZADEH
Leila Zadeh is the Alliance's Senior Advisor: Policy and Government Affairs
The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was set up in 2002 as an international financing mechanism intended to advance the fight against the three diseases by increasing the availability of funding and directing it to the areas of greatest need. By the end of 2014, it had disbursed over USD 25 billion to more than 140 countries to support prevention and treatment efforts. So that it could increase its global impact and invest more strategically, the Global Fund rolled out a new funding model in 2014.
SHARP strategies for outreach success in high-risk environments
A sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programme in Kenya and Uganda exceeded its target reach of men who have sex with men (MSM) by nearly three times thanks to innovative ways of working.
The experience of using non-traditional outreach models to provide sexual health services to MSM is offering valuable lessons.
Introduction: human rights and HIV, an undeniable link
In 2015 we had a significant impact on reducing the effects of HIV epidemics worldwide. Our successes include:
1.3 million HIV prevention services provided to people most at risk from HIV.
A 30% increase on the previous year.
Nearly 1.2 million adults and children were enrolled in HIV care and treatment services.
A 29% increase since 2014.
Nearly 1.6 million people received HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights services.
Including 740,000 young people most affected by HIV.
The fourth United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS has set back the global fight against the AIDS epidemic and left the world’s most at-risk groups facing a future of further stigma and discrimination.
The United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS takes place from 8-10 June.
Javier Hourcade Bellocq, Latin America and Caribbean regional representative for International HIV/AIDS Alliance, was invited to be part of the Stakeholder Task Force, a group of civil society representatives advising the Office of the President of the General Assembly on how better to engage civil society in the process of the HLM.
UNAIDS and the Alliance have produced an advocacy tool to support community-led organisations make the case for greater investment in HIV combination prevention at national, district and local levels.
A three year programme aimed at effectively reducing the spread and impact of HIV among men who have sex with men in East Africa ends this month. What lessons can be learnt by others doing similar work?
Last week at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Zimbabwe, representatives of African key population groups were stopped at the airport on arrival and divested of their materials which were intended for distribution at the conference.
This facilitator’s guide describes how to plan, deliver and evaluate the workshop effectively.
The workshop is designed to take five consecutive days in one week, although it can be adapted for shorter trainings as needed.
Each day covers a different area of SRHR and HIV integration, with the order and flow of sessions designed to relate back to each other. The workshop culminates with a site visit and group discussion.
Sessions include suggestions, tips and reminders for facilitators, and list materials needed. References to useful resources are also provided.
By 2030 we want 3 things.
Zero new HIV infections; zero AIDS-related deaths; and 100% of people living with HIV accessing quality HIV treatment. These are three of our recommended targets for the post-2015 development framework, which will be discussed at the UN General Assembly this month.
1 Apr 2014
Young people living with HIV - and those most affected - have the right to lead healthy lives and be active in the policy debates which will determine their futures.
This month we focus on civil society engagement in the Global Fund. We share the experience of Alliance linking organisations who collectively run one of the largest civil society grant portfolios across countries and epidemics as diverse as Senegal, Ukraine and India.
**Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, we highlight the horrific violence against transgender women across the world, and the disproportionately high rates of new HIV infections within this highly stigmatized community.''
“How many more transgender people will have to die before someone sits up, takes notice and does something about it?” asks Marcela Romero, Regional Coordinator of the Latin America and Caribbean Network of Transgender People (REDLACTRANS).
The overall number of new TB cases is gradually declining globally, yet the number of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) incidenced is alarmingly on the rise, meaning progress made in the TB response is at risk of being undermined.
This booklet provides an overview of the Alliance's impact in 2011. It also presents case studies to illustrate our work with communities and individuals and how, with support from Alliance partners, they can change their lives.