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, especially 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.
- Advancing Partners and Communities - Dominican Republic and Guyana
- AIDSFree - Tanzania
- AIDSFree - Middle East and North Africa (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia)
- AIDSTAR-One - Worldwide
- AIDSTAR Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Project - Honduras
- DREAMS: Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Strengthening the Care Continuum - Ghana
- Zambia Peer Educators for HIV Self-Testing - Zambia
- CAPACITY (Central Asian Program on AIDS Control and Intervention Targeting Youth and High-Risk Groups) - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
- Affordable Care Enrollment (ACE) Technical Assistance (TA) Center - New Hampshire
- HIV.gov - United States
- Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention to Community-Based Organizations - United States
- In it Together: National Health Literacy Project for Black MSM - United States
- National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation Service Center (NHM&E) - United States
- National Resource Center for Adolescent HIV Prevention - United States
Africa Regional Workshop on HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Men who have Sex with Men in Africa