World AIDS Day 2018

Strengthening HIV prevention, treatment, and care

services around the world

In all our work, JSI aims to improve and sustain access to health and social services for people living with and most vulnerable to HIV. Respectful collaboration and long-term realtionships with government, civil society, private-sector, and community partners are essential to our success. 

Building capacity is at the core of all our work: upon completion, our projects leave stronger systems, organizations, and individuals. For more than 30 years JSI has applied its capacity-building approaches to organizations that provide HIV services. This World AIDS Day, we highlight some of that work.

Our work in the U.S: 

Capacity-Building Assistance
Since 2013, JSI has provided training and technical assistance to strengthen organizations to deliver high-impact HIV-prevention services through the HRSA-funded Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration. Learn more at CBA@JSI.

The ACE TA Center: Building Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipient Capacity to Enroll People Living with HIV in Care 

This training and technical assistance (TA) project is known to recipients as the Access, Care, and Engagement (ACE) TA Center. Through the ACE TA Center project JSI builds the capacity of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients and subrecipients to engage, enroll, and retain diverse clients in health coverage and also builds health literacy. Learn more about the ACE TA Center.


JSI has led digital communications for (formerly known as since the project’s inception in 2006. One aspect of's work is to build the capacity of those working in HIV to reach their target audiences through social media. JSI runs virtual office hours and social media labs to help federal and non-federal HIV program staff learn how to access, talk about, or improve their use of digital tools and social media channels to improve their outreach. Learn more about services available through virtual office hours.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Integrated HIV Planning Implementation
Leveraging our extensive experience across HIV prevention, treatment, and care, JSI is providing technical assistance and training to support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) jurisdictions and their planning bodies with the implementation and monitoring of their Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans. Learn more about the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP).


Internationally, building local partner technical excellence and organizational capacity

JSI has long helped strengthen both technical approaches to improve HIV and AIDS services as well as organizational capacity as local groups move from dependence as sub-grantees to become direct recipients of funding. Following are a few examples of current work, helping organizations along the capacity continuum.

Organizational Development

DREAMS Innovation Challenge (DREAMS-IC)

Supporting 46 organizations in their efforts to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 African countries, JSI manages the PEPFAR DREAMS-IC project. To date, 92% of DREAMS grantees assessed showed improvements in their institutional systems.

In partnership, JSI implements a comprehensive approach to identify and plan for capacity building customized to each organization's identified needs. In addition to routine TA for improved performance, the JSI team is now coaching and mentoring grantees to plan for self-reliance.

Advancing Partners & Communities, Dominican Republic
In the Dominican Republic, the APC project is improving both the technical and organizational capacity of NGOs and CBOs serving key populations. JSI’s approach has made the local partners more sustainable organizationally and financially, thus reducing dependency on external funding, while also improving the technical approaches and quality of HIV&AIDS services provided to key populations.

Learn more about JSI’s work in the Dominican Republic in the blog post: What Does It Take for Civil Society Organizations to Come Together? Changing Approaches to Technical Assistance to Harness CSOs’ Potential to Mobilize Domestic Resources.

Building Technical Capacity

Ghana Strengthening the Care Continuum Project 
HIV experts from the USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Ghana have shared insights into their progress reaching the UN 90-90-90 targets, the ways in which simple tech can increase HIV knowledge and enrollment in care, and how a rights-based approach to serving key populations (KPs) helps them to overcome barriers to accessing services. Read the stories directly from our staff and partners in the field:

AIDSFree Project

The AIDSFree Project improves the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV interventions. Following are a few recent resources that are available for providers to improve technical capacity. See all the AIDSFree Project resources at their website.

Partner Notification Handbook

Comprehensive HIV testing services, including partner notification, are critical links into the HIV and AIDS treatment cascade and essential to achieving widespread testing of those at risk. This handbook offers a synthesis of best practices, models, challenges, and solutions that can be used to develop and implement effective partner notification programs. Practical steps to implement PN were developed based on this review. In addition



LPV/r Pellet Toolkit

Lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) pellets are a new formulation of a pediatric HIV medicine. The LPV/r Pellet Toolkit provides information on how to implement rollout of LPV/r pellets into a national health care system. It also provides clinical information on LPV/r pellets, including recommendations on dosing and administration of the medication, as well as resources for working with caregivers. The information in the LPV/r Pellet Toolkit can be accessed on mobile devices as well as laptops, and the pages and tools are available to download for offline use.


Four HIV-related Animated Public Service Announcements from Guyana


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In all of our HIV work, JSI is committed to the active participation of those living with and at risk for HIV. We also are committed to building the capacity of the organizations serving those PLWH. Learn more about our work with key populations and the HIV resources and products developed from our projects, such as fact sheets, success stories and more.