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The LINKAGES project advanced the global HIV response by understanding and addressing the diversity of needs of key populations

Stefan Baral, Johns Hopkins University Improving the lives of people affected by HIV necessitates a re-focus on who is affected and why, and not just how many people are living with HIV. The risk and burden of HIV are not evenly distributed anywhere in the world, including in the settings with the most broadly generalized …

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The LINKAGES legacy: Celebrating seven years of programmatic impact for key populations in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2014, USAID awarded FHI 360 the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project, a global cooperative agreement funded by PEPFAR and dedicated to addressing the HIV epidemic among key populations — men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. …

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The LINKAGES legacy: Celebrating seven years of programmatic impact for key populations in Asia  

In 2014, USAID awarded FHI 360 the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project, a global cooperative agreement funded by PEPFAR and dedicated to addressing the HIV epidemic among key populations — men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. …

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The LINKAGES legacy: Celebrating seven years of programmatic impact for key populations in Africa

In 2014, USAID awarded FHI 360 the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project, a global cooperative agreement funded by PEPFAR and dedicated to addressing the HIV epidemic among key populations — men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. …

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How LINKAGES transformed key population HIV programs

Rose Wilcher, Knowledge Management Director, LINKAGES & EpiC, FHI 360 Hally Mahler, Project Director, LINKAGES & EpiC, FHI 360 Tisha Wheeler, Key Populations and Rights Branch Chief, Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID From 2014 to 2021, Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) was USAID’s flagship project designed to …

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Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in the time of COVID-19

Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, Science Facilitation, FHI 360 Robyn Dayton, Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Division, FHI 360 Each year, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the work being done globally to prevent, respond to, and eliminate acts of GBV. We know that key …

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Empowerment workers cycle to deliver HIV prevention and economic strengthening services to adolescent girls and young women in Tanzania

Agness John, Senior Technical Officer, Communications & Knowledge Management, FHI 360 Hannah Webster, Technical Officer, Research Utilization, FHI 360 Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, Science Facilitation, FHI 360 The distances between households and villages in the Shinyanga region, a rural area of Tanzania, have created a challenge for empowerment workers with the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) program. These community members are trained to deliver biomedical, behavior change, and economic strengthening …

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In memoriam: Dr. Ly Penh Sun

The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC Cambodia team is mourning the loss of Dr. Ly Penh Sun, who passed away early in the morning of 9 November 2021. Dr. Sun was appointed Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Infections (NCHADS) in 2015. He was a member of NCHADS staff for many years, …

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