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HIV Prevention and Comprehensive Care for Key Populations - Scientific and Technical Materials
- HIV Prevention in the Spotlight. A health sector analysis in Latin America and the Caribbean; 2017
The governments of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made a commitment to putting an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This commitment is aligned with the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS issued by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2016, with specific targets set in Latin America for 2020 and 2030.
- Improving Access of Key Populations to Comprehensive HIV Health Services: Towards a Caribbean Consensus; 2011
In 2009, more than 80 Caribbean stakeholders representing public sector agencies, nongovernmental organizations, community-based and grassroots organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, activists, men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender persons, and youth came together in a regional meeting and contributed experience, knowledge, and expertise for identification of strategic action to improve equitable access to quality HIV health services for key populations.
- Monitoring framework for HIV services for key populations; 2019
In Latin America and the Caribbean, 70 to 80% of new HIV infections occur in key populations (KP) and their clients and sexual partners. It is critical to monitor HIV and STI prevention services among key populations.
- Serving the needs of key populations: case examples of innovation and good practice in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care; 2017
New guidance that recommends antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV emphasizes that failure to engage and be retained in care can be associated with negative outcomes for both the individual and the community.
- Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations. Update; 2016
These guidelines aim to address these gaps and limitations. Countries and other end-users have indicated the importance of consolidating WHO’s key population guidance to aid national programme managers and service providers, including those from community-based and community-led programmes, in planning for and implementing services for these populations.
- Guideline on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV; 2015
The recommendations in this guideline will form part of the revised consolidated guidelines on the use of ARV drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection to be published by WHO in 2016. The full update of the guidelines will consist of comprehensive clinical recommendations together with revised operational and service delivery guidance to support implementation.
- Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations; 2014
In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.
- Prevention and Treatment of HIV And Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender People. Recommendations for a Public Health Approach; 2011
The guideline is designed for use by national public health officials and managers of HIV/AIDS and STI programmes, nongovernment organizations (NGOs) including community and civil society organizations, and health workers. It may also be of interest to international funding agencies, the scientific media, health policy-makers and advocates.
- Framework for Monitoring HIV/STI Services for Key Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean; 2019
This document presents a framework for monitoring the continuum of HIV/STI prevention and care for key populations, with a focus on gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women, and female sex workers (FSWs). This document proposes a monitoring framework for HIV/STI services for key populations, monitoring a subset of tracer services.
- Población clave libre de VIH: Indicadores para monitorear servicios de atención y prevención; 2019 (Spanish only)
Este documento presenta un marco de monitoreo del continuo de atención y prevención de VIH/ITS para población clave, con enfoque en gais y otros hombres que tienen relaciones sexuales con hombres, mujeres trans y mujeres trabajadoras sexuales.
- CD52/18 Addressing the causes of disparities in health service access and utilization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) persons. Concept Paper; 2013
Many countries throughout the Region of the Americas have identified the need to address and end stigma and discrimination in the health sector against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) persons. This proposal seeks to improve access to care and the overall health indicators of these populations as a part of the Americas’ work to address the health needs of vulnerable populations.1
- WHO implementation tool for pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection; 2017
Following the WHO recommendation in September 2015 that “oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination HIV prevention approaches”, partners in countries expressed the need for practical advice on how to consider the introduction of PrEP and start implementation.
- WHO policy brief: Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations; 2017
The new consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations bring together all existing World Health Organization (WHO) guidance relevant to five key populations: men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people. It includes a number of new recommendations and updates existing guidance and recommendations.
- Transgender people and HIV. Policy brief; 2015
This technical brief summarizes essential information and existing WHO recommendations for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care among transgender populations.
- WHO expands the recommendation on oral pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection (PrEP); 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends that people at substantial risk of HIV should be offered PrEP. In 2014 WHO recommended offering PrEP to men who have sex with men (MSM). On the basis of further evidence of the effectiveness and acceptability of PrEP, WHO has now broadened the recommendation to include all population groups at substantial risk of HIV infection.
- Sexual Health for the Millennium: A Declaration and Technical Document; 2009
This document specifies and elaborates on eight distinct but inter-related aspects of sexual health that play important roles in fostering human development.
- Human Rights & Health: Persons living with HIV AIDS; 2008
Juan is HIV-positive. He is also the head of a nongovernmental organization that works to improve the quality of life and promote the empowerment of others like him living with HIV/AIDS, their family members, and other loved ones. Specifically, his group strives to protect and defend the human rights of all persons whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS, and it provides legal expertise and guidance to those who feel their civil, political, economic, social or cultural rights and fundamental freedoms have been denied or violated.
- Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans Persons and their Communities in the Caribbean and Other Anglophone Countries; 2014
This English version incorporates suggestions and recommendations made by the participants at the Trinidad meeting to ensure its cultural relevance for the Caribbean and the Anglophone readers in general.
- Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care to Gay Men and Other MSM in LAC; 2010
This document reflects recommendations emerging from an expert “Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Informe de la reunión de enseñanza y extensión comunitaria de prevención y atención al VIH en las escuelas de medicina de América Latina; 2009 (Spanish only)
Conciente del problema y de la responsabilidad social que tienen las universidades de contribuir al combate de la problemática de VIH y sida, la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) y la Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Facultades y Escuelas de Medicina (ALAFEM), promovieron un proceso de investigación en las facultades de medicina de América Latina y el Caribe.
- Summary of Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to MSM in LAC, 2009
This document summarizes discussion and the most relevant recommendations emerging from an expert “Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
- Challenges Posed by the HIV Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean; 2009
This report comes more than three years after Latin America and Caribbean countries committed to the target of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support, as set forth by the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS in 2006.