Advancing Partners & Communities to Participate in the 2018 International AIDS Conference
Representatives from the USAID-funded Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) project will attend and present at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) from July 23-27 in the Netherlands. Since the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the International AIDS conference has brought together leaders in science, advocacy, and human rights to exchange lessons learned, share outcomes, and improve interventions. The theme of this year’s conference is “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges,” which aims to “[draw] attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing.”
APC staff members have been selected to present project interventions related to HIV/AIDS in Botswana and Guyana. For additional information on APC’s posters, visit the links below:
- Index partner testing in the community key to identifying new people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Botswana
- Community health workers facilitate access to tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic services for clients with limited access to health care in Botswana
- Key populations leading the way: Innovative strategies for increasing HIV testing yield in high risk communities in Guyana
APC is devoted to contributing to a sustainable reduction in HIV transmission among key populations and an improved quality of life for people living with HIV. By strengthening the technical and organizational capacity of NGOs and community-based organizations through sub-grants, monitoring, and mentoring, APC enables grantees to establish the foundations for increasing the quality of HIV services and reduce stigma and discrimination.
In the Dominican Republic, HIV-focused civil society organizations developed a platform to expand access to primary health care, including HIV services, for key and vulnerable populations.
- Read the brief: Civil Society Organizations Forge a Place within the Dominican Republic’s HIV Response.
In Guyana, where more than 8,400 people are living with HIV and AIDS, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play a critical role in the fight against HIV and AIDS. In 2016, NGOs conducted 31 percent of the country’s HIV testing, making them an important partner in the country’s efforts to reduce the rate of transmission. NGOs also provide up to 50 percent of all services for people living with HIV.
- Watch the video and download the infographic showing the high impact of NGOs in the communities and the value of investing in NGOs.
To read more about APC’s global HIV/AIDS interventions, visit our HIV/AIDS Community Health Matters page.