By global consensus, condoms remain essential to HIV prevention and epidemic control. Nations have signed on to the multi-agency 20 x 20 Initiative, which calls for distributing 20 billion condoms by the year 2020. And there’s a problem with that.
What makes JSI’s approach to capacity strengthening unique is the sincere intent to empower civil society organizations. It’s not just about meeting project requirements and more effectively reaching members of key populations. It is also about building a sustainable foundation for an AIDS-free future in Ghana.
Zambia is making progress toward reaching epidemic control and the global 90–90–90 goals. However, an increasing number of new infections among adolescent girls and young women threatens this and places new importance on finding and reaching their male sexual partners.
JSI HIV expert Helen Cornman shares reflections from the 22nd International AIDS Conference that was held in Amsterdam last month.
JSI expert Angelina Kodua Nyanor writes about the successes our USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project has had in ensuring that key populations in Ghana have access to HIV treatment and care services.
Judy Mwangi, senior program manager of DREAMS Innovation Challenge, shares her reflections from the AIDS 2018 conference.
LPV/r pellets are a new, more palatable, and easier-to-administer formulation of a medication for babies and children with HIV. Because of how well they work for pediatric patients, the World Health Organization now recommends LPV/r pellets as the first-line treatment for children 3 months or older, who weigh 5 kilograms or more, and who are able to swallow the pellets with liquid or soft foods.
In honor of the recent 15th anniversary of the PEPFAR program, the JSI-implemented USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project is running a blog series reflecting on the success Ghana is having in preventing and treating HIV among the LGBTQ community. This second blog looks at using small-scale technology to empower decision-making, strengthen linkage rates, and improve service delivery.
In honor of Pride month and the recent 15th anniversary of the PEPFAR program, the JSI-implemented USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Program is running a blog series reflecting on the success Ghana is having in preventing and treating HIV among the LGBTQ community.
Along with Instagram, Facebook, and others, Snapchat is one of the most popular apps in the U.S. among 18- to 24-year-olds. Given its reach and popularity, we recognized that it can be part of a comprehensive strategy to deliver HIV information and resources.