Key Populations

JSI is dedicated to designing and implementing programs that give health systems the capacity to treat underserved populations, including persons who are affected by punitive laws, regulations, and policies; are severely stigmatized and marginalized; and disproportionately affected by HIV. These key populations include men who have sex with men, transgender persons, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and people in prison. Emphasis is also on vulnerable and bridge populations, including paying and non-paying partners of sex workers, adolescent girls and young women, and migrant/mobile workers.

JSI designs its projects using health as a human right: reducing discrimination and stigma to provide health services for all, espcecially people on the fringes of the global HIV response.

JSI provides gender-affirming, evidence-informed, rights-based, community-owned interventions aimed at reducing HIV risk and vulnerability of key populations, which will in turn reduce the number of new HIV infections among the general population.

Key populations are critical to reaching the ambitious 90-90-90 targets of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS: by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained ART; and 90% of all people receiving ART will have durable viral suppression.

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Integrating Gender Into Programs With Most-At-Risk Populations
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Increasing Access and Uptake of HIV Testing and Counseling Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Thailand
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Africa Regional Workshop on HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Men who have Sex with Men in Africa
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Innovative Uses of Communication Technology for HIV Programming for MSM and TG populations
   


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Latin America and Caribbean Regional Workshop on HIV Programming for Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) and Transgendered Persons (TG)
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AIDSTAR-One/USAID Skills Building Workshop in West Africa: Key Findings for Guiding Programming for Most-at-Risk Populations in Mixed Epidemic Setting
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Asia Regional Workshop on HIV Programming for Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) and Transgender Persons (TG)