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LINKAGES puts key population HIV programming on the map at IAS 2017

Written by Tiffany Lillie, LINKAGES Senior Technical Advisor; Hally Mahler, LINKAGES Director; and Chris Akolo, Director of Global Health, Population, & Nutrition, FHI 360 LINKAGES had a significant presence at the 9th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), held July 23-26 in Paris. The project hosted two satellite sessions on key …

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Zero Discrimination Day: LINKAGES uses SMS to collect feedback on health services for continuous program improvement

Written by Ben Eveslage, Technical Officer, LINKAGES LINKAGES is working to increase key populations’ (KPs’) engagement and retention in the cascade of HIV services, thereby preventing new infections, increasing the quality of life for those living with HIV, and helping to meet UNAIDS 90-90-90 treatment targets.  However, stigma and discrimination at health facilities are among …

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) exists to uphold the voice of sex workers globally and connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers. NSWP represents 264 sex-worker-led organizations in 79 countries. Globally, sex workers of all genders face physical, psychological, and sexual violence. Gender-based violence against …

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World AIDS Day: Four steps to achieve epidemic control

Below is a reposting of a blog post published by the World Bank on World AIDS Day, 2015. Written by David Wilson, Global AIDS Program Director, World Bank World AIDS Day 2015 marks an unheralded but profound increase in our response to HIV and other major infectious diseases. In the last year, HIV diagnostics and …

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The Roadmap to End HIV: LINKAGES Debrief from the International AIDS Society Conference

…trans women and men around the world continue to face challenges at all levels when their documents do not reflect their gender identity. Yes momentum is shifting, but there is still a long way to go.