IAS session at INTEREST on “Comprehensive service delivery for key populations”
29 May 2018 | Kigali, Rwanda
Key populations – sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and transgender people – are at increased risk of HIV in all contexts, and ensuring the delivery of quality healthcare services for these populations is an essential element to ending the HIV and HCV epidemics. Still, these populations often receive healthcare services that are not adapted to their specific needs, in addition to facing stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings. Healthcare workers have a key role to play in providing comprehensive prevention, treatment and care services to key populations, thereby helping retain them into care and increase their clinical outcomes.
Following a review of epidemiological data and normative guidance for key populations globally and in selected African countries, the session showcased clinical practice examples from healthcare workers who deliver quality, adapted, stigma-free healthcare services to key populations.
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