Reinforcing the Scaling Up of HIV Services: Strengthening HIV Prevention and Effective Targeting
Program goal: To reduce new HIV infections and deaths among men, women, children and neonates in the next 3 years
- Promote integration of sexual reproductive health and HIV services with emphasis on key populations;
- Provide HIV prevention information and services for key populations (Female sex workers (FSW)and men who have sex with men (MSM));
- Target HIV care and prevention efforts in four high priority regions which have 58% of the country’s population, and where HIV prevalence is more than twice the national figure. These regions also include 75% of people living with HIV in Ghana as a whole. The four regions also contain the hot spots for FSWs and MSM; and
- Strengthen and fund community systems to improve prevention, access to care and follow up among affected populations, and assignment of individual civil society organizations to support program implementation.
- Conduct Behavior Change Communication and Information, Education and Communication for key populations using peer educators;
- Distribute male and female condoms among key populations;
- Expand counseling and testing sites;
- Reduce stigma and discrimination in all settings;
- Conduct community outreach through peer educators;
- Provide STI prevention packages, and expand referral system for STI diagnosis and treatment; and
- Strengthen civil society and institutional capacity building (coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting).
- People living with HIV/AIDS
- MSM and FSWs