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HIV Treatment Literacy Material for MSM and Transgender Populations in India

Development of HIV Treatment Literacy Modules for NGOs or CBOs Implementing Targeted Interventions for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Male-to-Female Transgender People

This project took place in 2009 and aimed to enhance access to accurate information on HIV care, support, treatment, and positive prevention for the growing numbers of MSM and male-to-female transgender people living with HIV in India. The immediate objective allowed for the creation of a body of print material that can be used to educate and train MSM and transgender people living with HIV, health care workers, peer educators and their trainers on HIV treatment literacy specific to MSM and transgender populations. Input from medical and community experts and rigorous field testing were part of the material development processes. Moreover, This activity addressed serious gap in current HIV treatment literacy efforts in India.

Project partners include: State AIDS Control Societies, STI/HIV/AIDS targeted interventions, and their beneficiaries and peer educators. This project took place in Manipur and Tamil Nadu, two states with high HIV prevalence in MSM and transgender populations.


This project received financial support from the World Health Organization, New Delhi.

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  • Aug 29 2012