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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.

Set Ambitious, Realistic, and Measureable Prevention Targets

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?

Status of the HIV Epidemic

Define and prioritize HIV prevention measures

Estimate how many people out of the total population in the geographical area(s) need HIV prevention services

Set outcome targets for at least one prevention measure

Set operational targets for your programme/project activities

Find out how many people needing HIV prevention services are currently receiving services, changes in coverage over time, and project potential achievements

Determine how much money is available for your programme as well as potential new sources for additional monies