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Minimum Requirements for effective HIV prevention programming

There are many factors to consider when programming for HIV prevention, so many in fact that
managers' best intentions are often sidetracked as they try to address all of them. Experience
tells us that there are minimum requirements that must be addressed for HIV prevention
programmes to be effective.

Prioritize and Tailor Your Response to the Epidemic

User Instruction: Review the bulleted list of minimum requirements below. Regarding each of the minimum requirements, answer the question: Have you considered this minimum requirement in your programming for the geographical area(s) in which you work/operate? A "No" response will link you to the best resources available to guide you to meet these minimum requirements. A "Yes" response will advance you to the next step in the Toolkit.

Have you considered the following minimum requirements in your HIV prevention programming for the geographical area(s) in which you work/operate?

HIV epidemiology data with number of people infected with HIV, number of new HIV infections, and specific identified target populations with new HIV infections

Prevalent patterns of HIV infection and dissemination among priority populations

Drivers (Eg: poverty, gender inequality, human rights violations) and risk factors based on the epidemiological evidence that intensify vulnerability to HIV

Collection of evidence on the effectiveness of HIV prevention programme/projects

Policies and laws that influence/impact HIV prevention programmes/projects

Availability of financial resources for the HIV prevention programmes/projects you want to implement