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Increasing the usage of HIV, viral hepatitis, TB, and STI combination prevention and diagnostic strategies, especially in affected communities

Purpose

To inform, engage, and empower all people living with and at risk of acquiring HIV in increasing the usage of HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STI combination prevention and diagnostic strategies, especially in affected communities.

Expected 2025 high-level outcome

Empowered affected communities working in collaboration, with access to the HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STI prevention tools they need.

Scope

To engage, inform and empower people living with and affected by HIV from across Europe and Central Asia in promoting and participating in delivering:

A FULL RANGE OF TESTING/ DIAGNOSTIC OPTIONS

  • integrated community-based and/or community-influenced HIV, hepatitis B & C, TB (including multidrug-resistant and latent TB) and STI testing and treatment
  • HIV self-sampling and self-testing
  • indicator condition (provider initiated) testing

BIOMEDICAL PREVENTION OPTIONS

  • TASP/secondary prevention: providing HIV care and treatment for newly diagnosed people, to support achieving and maintaining undetectable viral loads
  • hepatitis B and HPV vaccination
  • PEP
  • all means of PrEP
  • topical prevention incl. condoms /microbicides
  • digital/electronic support in TASP/PrEP

HARM REDUCTION, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

  • Opiod Agonist Therapy (OAT) and clean needles/syringes
  • Naloxone
  • other treatment therapies

OTHER INTERVENTIONS TO ADDRESS PSYCHO/SOCIO/ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

  • prevention of vertical transmission
  • accessible services for all people exposed to sexual violence, regardless of sex and gender
  • housing
  • psycho-social support
  • decriminalisation of bahaviour/status

Programme Chair:
Harriet Langanke

Programme Manager:
Annisabelle von Lingen

Programme Committee :

Magdalena Ankierzhtein-Bartczak
Eliane Becks Nininahazwe
Aisuluu Bolotbaeva
Juan Francisco Cabrera
Ben Collins
Stephen Doyle
Fatih Egelioglu
Maka Gogia
Attila Krsják
Luís Mendão
Nyambe Mukelabai
Mercy Nangwale
Ann Piercy
Daniel Santos

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