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A new way to protect against HIV in Central Asia: Personal stories about PrEP

Olga Samoilova, Project Director, EpiC Central AsiaDaniyar Shakirov, Regional Communications Manager, EpiC Central AsiaMariyam Beishenova, Project Specialist, EpiC Kyrgyzstan Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an approach to HIV prevention whereby HIV-negative people who are at risk of acquiring HIV take a pill a day to reduce the risk of HIV infection prior to being exposed to …

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New training package and toolkit support rollout of oral PrEP for HIV prevention

Michele Lanham, Technical Advisor, FHI 360Giuliana Morales, Knowledge Into Action Associate, Prevention Collaborative Community-based organizations and PrEP implementers now have two more resources to help HIV prevention ambassadors promote the meaningful engagement of communities and potential and current PrEP users in the rollout of oral PrEP for HIV prevention. The HIV Prevention Ambassador Training Package and Toolkit, developed by the OPTIONS …

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Events

Promoting safe sex and condom use with Valentine’s Day social media campaign “Love Deeper Love Safer”

Vinich Virak, Technical Advisor, EpiC Cambodia Phnom Penh – Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC), a global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Infections (NCHADS) launched a mini …

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Decentralizing viral load testing through the private sector: A promising strategy for expanding testing coverage among key populations in Botswana

Masego Gilbert-Lephodisa, Technical Advisor, EpiC Botswana Viral load (VL) testing is the gold standard for monitoring treatment efficacy and treatment adherence among people living with HIV (PLHIV). Routine and timely VL testing provides important information to providers and clients as to whether HIV viral suppression has been achieved, or if enhanced adherence support or a …

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COVID-19 Events

Reckoning and resilience: How key populations met the challenges of COVID-19

Webinar hosted by the LINKAGES and EpiC projects as part of the Key Populations: Evidence in Action series. To access the audio recording of the webinar, please click here. To access the audio recording of the webinar, please click here. On January 27th, the USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project hosted a webinar in a series …

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Upping the uptake and continuation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during COVID-19: How LINKAGES Eswatini changed its PrEP strategies for key populations

Bheki Sithole, Program Officer, EpiC EswatiniPhilisiwe Dlamini, Technical Officer, EpiC EswatiniLaura Muzart, Project Director, EpiC EswatiniNatasha Mack, Editor, Research Utilization, FHI 360 Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective for HIV prevention when used correctly and consistently. At the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) Eswatini project, we introduced …

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Events

How to take HIV services online: A webinar series

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR SERIES: The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project was pleased to host a webinar series on how to deliver HIV services using online and virtual platforms. This series offers practical skills building for various approaches outlined in FHI 360’s Vision for Going Online, including orientation to forthcoming tools and guidance. This webinar series …

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16 Days of Activism: An opportunity to reflect on the vital role of violence prevention and response in HIV programs

Written by Robyn Dayton, Gender Advisor, EpiC & LINKAGES, FHI 360 HIV programs for key populations—gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, and transgender people—provide myriad opportunities every day to integrate violence prevention and response services. As this infographic illustrates, key populations experience a disproportionate burden …

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U.S. Government hands over 83 ventilators to Central Java province

On November 13, 2020, US Ambassador Sung Y Kim officially handed over 83 Vyaire LTV/2200 ventilators to Central Java province in a virtual ceremony moderated by USAID/LINKAGES and attended by the Ministry of Health Director General of Health Services and the Governor of Central Java. “Today’s event reflects the United States’ commitment to partnering with …

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EpiC in Nigeria supports installation and use of USAID-donated ventilators

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in late February in Nigeria with a rapid increase in the following weeks. As the government and organizations funded by USAID and PEPFAR activated a cross-sectoral collaboration in response, the need for ventilators became clear. In June, 200 ventilators donated by USAID arrived in Nigeria. Shortly thereafter, the …

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