2018 | Change Story 4: Successful Collaboration With the Government Leads to Sustainability and Empowerment of Community-Led Programmes

According to SCDI, one of our country partners in Vietnam, the government’s approach failed to address the needs of sex workers, including the need for HIV prevention, treatment and care. Together with VNSW they set out to develop an effective…

2018 | Change Story 3: Advocacy Tools: The Impact of the Smart Sex Worker’s Guide to the Global Fund

Sex worker-led organisations are often not meaningfully included in the Global Fund national processes that could ensure that they receive vital funding for community-led sex worker programming, including HIV prevention, treatment and care.…

2018 | Change Story 2: Using Normative Guidance and Community Empowerment to Improve Capacity and Coordination in Response to Drug Policy in the EECA Region

Vulnerability to HIV is well-known to be exacerbated by stigmatisation. This story illustrates that mobilisation and resilience can have a substantive and tangible impact if adequate support is provided. In the EECA region, where the state…

2018 | Change Story 1: How Strengthening the Global Network of YPLHIV Enables A More Effective HIV Response

Young people have unique HIV treatment needs. Their expertise and perspectives must inform and shape health services to ensure effectiveness, including treatment adherence. Yet, it is not always easy for adolescents to participate in global…

Tung’s story

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“LGBT people are involved in the solutions for the HIV epidemic in Vietnam” My name is Doan Thanh Tung, and I’m 27 years old. I’m the Director of Lighthouse, an organisation by and for LGBT people in Vietnam. We offer welcoming HIV…

Irena’s story

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“I stand up for the rights of women who use drugs in Kyrgyzstan – many of them are living with HIV” My name is Irena Ermolaeva. I’m the director of Asteria, an organisation by and for women who use drugs in Kyrgyzstan. In my country,…

John’s story

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“I’m passionate about sex workers’ rights and HIV activism” My name is John Mathenge, and I live in Kenya. I identify as gay. About fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with HIV. I’ve been working as a sex worker in Kenya for many…

A STORY OF CHANGE IN VIETNAM

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In Vietnam, an estimated 256,000 people are living with HIV. Key populations are disproportionately affected: 11 per cent of men who have sex with men and 17 per cent of transgender people are HIV-positive. These groups experience numerous challenges.…

A STORY OF CHANGE IN KYRGYZSTAN

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Women know best what women need – including in HIV programming Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region in the world where HIV rates continue to rise rapidly. Between 2011 and 2016, the number of HIV-positive people in Kyrgyzstan…

A STORY OF CHANGE IN KENYA

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Barriers to HIV testing and treatment are being dismantled In Kenya, some 1.6 million people are living with HIV. And, every year, an estimated 71,000 new infections occur. One-third of the newly infected people belong to key populations, including…

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