The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): J. Hewett, V. Salter, G. Mason, S. McLeish, A. K. Eckman, M. Fitzgerald, K. Morrison
Primary Language: English
In Jamaica, marginalized and key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and sex workers experience high levels of HIV and gender based violence (GBV). Stigma and criminalization contribute to violence experienced by key populations, and it further undermines access to HIV prevention and health services. Integrated HIV/GBV services that are client-friendly would alleviate barriers to services yet services and referral networks are inconsistent and largely unavailable in Jamaica. In 2012, Woman, Inc., with support from the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP), undertook a pilot intervention in Jamaica to examine the feasibility for integrating GBV and HIV services in health clinics through development of a screening and referral process. This poster summarizing the study was presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2014.