The IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department works to promote the implementation of evidence-informed and human rights-based strategies for improving the lives of people living with and most vulnerable to acquiring HIV. Through its various programmes, the department harnesses research, shapes the evidence base and amplifies the voices of affected communities to influence policy across the HIV prevention to care continuum. To do this, the department undertakes advocacy, supports capacity building, and engages in collaborative partnerships across the IAS and with organizations, civil society and, communities around the world.
The IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department seeks to inspire and facilitate collective action in three strategic domains:
Across its work, the IAS HIV Programmes and Advocacy department maintains a focus on three cross-cutting issues: human rights, gender and youth. Each of the department’s programmes seeks to deliberately incorporate these issues into its activities and engage relevant communities and partners to inform its work.
IAS Youth Voices
Youth Voices is an advocacy campaign to support and amplify the voices of young people to influence policy makers, funders and healthcare providers to adapt HIV services to their needs.
Me and My Healthcare Provider
Me and My Healthcare Provider celebrates frontline healthcare providers who are #DoingTheRightThing by delivering quality HIV prevention, treatment and care services to key populations.