Priority Populations, Integration and Rights

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Two gay men consider PrEP as an HIV prevention option.
Two gay men consider PrEP as an HIV prevention option.
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USAID’s Priority Populations, Integration, and Rights (PPIR) activities are responsible for improving access to comprehensive HIV services, including HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment and addressing social, structural and behavioral drivers for priority populations. PPIR provides technical leadership and support to Missions in effectively planning, implementing, and monitoring integrated, cross-cutting approaches to the HIV/AIDS response. Our work has a specific emphasis on reaching key populations, as well as priority populations including youth, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), men, and adolescent girls and young women, as well as leading gender and gender-based violence programming. Our programming reaches priority populations through:

  • Designing and managing projects that support implementation and scale-up of country and regional programs to achieve PEPFAR goals and targets;
  • Providing technical and programmatic expertise to develop sound strategies, policy guidance, and plans for implementation of HIV/AIDS programs;
  • Participating on cross-cutting teams and collaborating closely with other USAID country offices and government agencies to plan, coordinate, and support service delivery programs for priority and key populations.

Specifically, we:

  • Lead OVC programming to achieve treatment, care and prevention goals for children and families in priority sub-populations.
  • Work to close the gap in key populations’ access to clinical services including viral load testing and emphasizing the impact of prevention on HIV epidemic control.
  • Protect and advance human rights for LGBTQI populations.
  • Lead implementation of DREAMS programming, leverage USAID agency assets for comprehensive, evidence based youth programming.
  • Lead OHA and Agency priorities in gender equality, GBV, human rights, and LGBTI activities, address gender and GBV barriers in HIV clinical cascade.

Advancing Gender Equality and Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence
Finding and Engaging Men
Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Key Populations

Last updated: May 12, 2022

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