As part of its efforts to overcome stigma and discrimination challenges, APC conducted quarterly sensitization sessions at Guyanese HIV care and treatment sites. In 2017, 66 people, including medical doctors, nurses, community health workers, auxiliary staff, and security personnel, participated.

Michelle, a client advocate associate with the APC project in Guyana, links people who are newly diagnosed with HIV to care and treatment, and helps people who have stopped coming for care to return.

November 30, 2017
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Given mounting global evidence highlighting the correlation between experiencing violence and increased vulnerability to HIV infection, Guyana must tackle the causes of gender-based violence head-on.

November 30, 2017
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In Botswana, APC initiated data collection of HIV testing services using mobile phones to help identify risk factors associated with HIV, and to enable better screening.

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This flowchart breaks down the process for GBV screening within HIV support services in Guyana.

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This brochure provides information on how to get help for gender-based violence.

Training Guide

This screening tool was developed by APC Guyana to screen gender-based violence.

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This brochure from Guyana provides information and important contacts for overcoming gender-based violence.

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This directory from Guyana provides a rating system that is geared towards collecting information on how acceptable GBV services of each organization are for members of the key population.

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This rapid assessment was conducted to gather information on the programmatic and capacity needs of the NGOs supported through APC to implement services for key populations as well as the structural challenges faced by these NGOs.

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Flowchart: Integrating GBV Screening Within HIV Support Services in Guyana
November 2017 | Infographic
This flowchart breaks down the process for GBV screening within HIV support services in Guyana.
Gender-Based Violence & You: Know Your Rights
November 2017 | Brochure
This brochure provides information on how to get help for gender-based violence.
Gender-Based Violence Screening Tool
November 2017 | Training Guide
This screening tool was developed by APC Guyana to screen gender-based violence.
Overcoming Gender-Based Violence
November 2017 | Brochure
This brochure from Guyana provides information and important contacts for overcoming gender-based violence.

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December 07, 2017
Please join Advancing Partners & Communities for the second webinar in the Expanding Contraceptive Choice series: Fertility Awareness Methods, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, from 8:30–9:30 A.M. EST.
November 30, 2017
In Botswana, APC initiated data collection of HIV testing services using mobile phones to help identify risk factors associated with HIV, and to enable better screening.
November 30, 2017
Given mounting global evidence highlighting the correlation between experiencing violence and increased vulnerability to HIV infection, Guyana must tackle the causes of gender-based violence head-on.

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APC’s Key Population Focal Point conducting a session on gender identify and sexual orientation.

As part of its efforts to overcome stigma and discrimination challenges, APC conducted quarterly sensitization sessions at Guyanese HIV care and treatment sites. In 2017, 66 people, including medical doctors, nurses, community health workers, auxiliary staff, and security personnel, participated.


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