Healthy people

The Alliance strategy works towards four key results.
Result 1 is healthy people, which we are achieving through increasing access to quality HIV and health programmes.

Across the Alliance we are committed to increase the coverage, scope and quality of HIV, harm reduction and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes by focusing on those people most in need, and by approaching HIV prevention, treatment and care as a continuum.

In all that we do, we take a person-centred, community-led and human-rights based approach. Our focus is on people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who use drugs, sex workers, adolescents affected by and at high risk of HIV, women and girls in all their diversity, and people whose HIV vulnerability and health is impacted by gender-based violence.

<p>Female condom demonstration</p>Female condom demonstration in Myanmar. ©Arkar Kyaw 2016/International HIV/AIDS Alliance 

2016 milestones

1,477,740 adults, adolescents and children living with HIV received HIV treatment, care and support

2016 target exceeded (1,000,000)

For the fourth year running, community-led support to people enrolled in care and treatment programmes was largely driven by the Global Fund Vihaan programme in India. The programme is implemented by India HIV/AIDS Alliance and reached 1,100,483 people in 2016.

The Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) is the second largest provider of care and support services in the country, with 180,039 people living with HIV benefiting from their services.

952,453 people were reached with integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health services

2016 target nearly reached (1,000,000)

Although our Link Up programme ended in 2016, a record number of Linking Organisations are now delivering integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights programming. We are building on the legacy of Link Up with our new programmes READY+ and READY Teens.

838,282 people from key populations were reached with defined packages of HIV prevention services

2016 target not reached (1,100,000)

For this indicator, the reduction in people reached was almost entirely due to the ending of Pehchan, the biggest Global Fund prevention programme with men who have sex with men and transgender people, run by India HIV/AIDS Alliance. Some of the services have been taken over by the Government of India. A reduced Alliance reach is therefore not necessarily a negative result, however we’re exploring ways of better monitor the continuation of services.

Alliance Linking Organisations reached 180,366 people from key population groups in Africa – despite an increasingly hostile policy environment for LGBT people – representing a significant increase from the 97,592 people reached at the start of the strategy.

Working with MSM in hostile environments

We documented our learning from the Sexual Health and Rights Programme (SHARP), which contributed to reducing the spread and impact of HIV among men who have sex with men, and building healthy communities of men who have sex with men in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe from 2012 to 2015.

Key insights into how to increase reach and engagement of men who have sex with men, improve services, ensure safety and security, advocate for policy changes and build capacity were packaged into a dynamic website, using video, interactive infographics and case studies.