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Addressing the family planning needs of female sex workers

The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project hosted a webinar in a series on topics related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for key populations—sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. Much progress has been made in recent years in creating enabling policy environments and strengthening health systems …

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River friend: Shohin shares secrets with his friend, the river, so it can take them away forever

EpiC Central Asia Shohin - a business student from Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan – loves and cherishes his mother and likes to spend time hanging out with friends and having fun on the weekends. He has many friends, but his best friend is Dushanbinka – the river that runs through the city. He knows …

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COVID-19 Events

COVID-19 clinical updates for global practice: A webinar series

The USAID and PEPFAR-supported Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project; Reaching Impact, Saturation and Epidemic Control (RISE) project; and Sustaining Technical and Analytical Resources (STAR) project are hosting a webinar series, COVID-19 clinical updates for global practice. Webinar resources are provided in the links below. Webinar 1: Review of oral therapeutics for COVID-19 …

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Sex, drugs, and HIV: Differentiating HIV services for men who have sex with men who participate in chemsex

Michael Cassell, FHI 360, EpiC/Vietnam Matt Avery, FHI 360, EpiC/Thailand The link between drug use and HIV risk is well documented across a wide range of substances, modes of administration, and contexts. While there are now proven, highly effective interventions to reduce the risk of HIV and other diseases associated with injecting drug use, additional …

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To close HIV prevention and treatment gaps in Malawi, study supports mix of approaches for key populations

Kate Rucinski, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Louis Masankha Banda, FHI 360 This blog post was originally featured on Infectious Diseases Society of America's (IDSA) Science Speaks blog. To read the full blog post, click here. Given the hard work of communities, government, academics and implementing partners, there have been significant decreases in …

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Expanding COVID-19 vaccination coverage among key populations and people living with HIV

The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project hosted a webinar in a series on topics related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for key populations—sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. As COVID-19 vaccine availability improves in low- and middle-income countries, there …

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I am active in the daytime, and my pill is active in the nighttime: A new type of HIV prevention is now in Tajikistan

EpiC Central Asia Amir figured knowing his HIV status was better than having to wonder, so he decided to get tested, and Ibodullo—a peer navigator from the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project—helped him get an HIV self-test kit so he could test himself privately. The test was negative, and the peer navigator …

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Breaking ground in transgender-led HIV programming in Nigeria

Patrick Ikani, EpiC/FHI 360, Nigeria Joseph Achanya, EpiC/Achieving Health Initiative Nigeria (AHNi)Adekunle Idowu, Achieving Health Initiative Nigeria (AHNi)Adaobi Olisa, EpiC/FHI 360, NigeriaMaggie McCarten-Gibbs, EpiC/FHI 360Christopher Akolo, EpiC/FHI 360 While HIV prevalence among the general population in Nigeria is only 1.4 percent, global data show that transgender people are on average 13 times more likely to …

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