First, Do No Harm: Considerations for mitigating social harm risk in rolling out HIV index testing among AGYW

YouthPower, USAID

Partner notification as part of index testing has been widely accepted and adopted as a public health measure to speed progress in preventing the spread of HIV. However, the implementation of HIV partner notification needs careful consideration to minimize potential social harms and adverse events for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) who may be at risk for violence or stigma related to their sexuality or HIV status. Join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 for a webinar to learn more about the relationship between HIV partner notification, index testing, and intimate partner violence (IPV) and its effects on AGYW living with HIV. The speakers will present practical programmatic considerations to address the needs of AGYW, new tools for providers interested in expanding index testing services, and discuss effective strategies to increase uptake of HIV testing and linkage to treatment.

Speakers:

Vincent Wong - USAID/OHA Senior HIV Testing Advisor

Amelia Peltz - Senior Gender Advisor, USAID

Anne Stangl - Senior Behavioral Scientist, YouthPower Learning, ICRW

Chelsea Ricker - Gender and PYD CoP co-champion for YouthPower Learning and Independent Consultant for Making Cents International

Jacquelyne Alesi - HIV/SRHR Youth Advisor

Nadège Uwase Munyaburanga - Youth Rights Advocate

More information on this webinar can be found on YouthPower.

 

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