Exposure to sexual violence as a child can lead to a broad range of mental and physical problems including depression, unwanted pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, and even diabetes. In order to help health service providers and social workers provide necessary services to children and adolescents in a compassionate manner, AIDSFree developed the Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social/Community Services for Children and Adolescents who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide.
The AIDSFree project developed a new toolkit, Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social/Community Services for Children and Adolescents who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide, which provides inspiration for even the small “next steps” that a program can take to better serve the needs of children, adolescents, and their families.
How can projects like AIDSFree contribute to the 90-90-90 target? One key way is to increase leadership of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in testing and treatment responses.
For World AIDS Day, Senior HIV Advisor Marcy Levy explains the connection between gender-based violence and HIV, and the investments that are being made to reduce GBV and support victims/survivors.
Reporting from the 2015 International AIDS Society conference in Vancouver, B.C., JSI’s Samson Kironde, Director of the AIDSFree project, explains key point of the new WHO guidelines on HIV testing services.
JSI Center for HIV & AIDS Director Andrew Fullem reflects on UNAIDS’ announcement that global HIV targets under MDG 6 have been achieved.
Reflecting on the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia, JSI’s Helen Cornman highlights the increasingly important role that social support will play moving forward in the global fight against HIV.