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In line with Ministry of Health guidelines, Baylor-Uganda embraced approaches that target the biggest drivers of the HIV epidemic through focusing on interventions geared at reducing new HIV infections among the Most at risk Populations (MARPS) often referred to as Key Populations (KP) and Priority Population (PP). These populations include truck drivers, fisher folks, sex workers and men who have sex with men. During the period, a peer led model was implemented to reach KP/PPs through building capacity of 135 services providers and training 110 peers who were attached to

specific health facilities that provide friendly services to the targeted group. The minimum service package includes risk reduction counseling and HIV testing, STI screening and treatment, condom education and distribution, assessment for any form of gender violence and family planning among other services Peer leaders and KP focal persons helped in identifying condom distribution points and hot spots that increased the number of key and priority populations reached during in moonlight/outreach clinics while the safe space meetings for sex workers were used as avenues to identify information gaps. Sensitization meetings were conducted targeting district health teams, district political leaders, security officials, religious leaders, community development officers and Community Based Organizations to create understanding on the need for prevention interventions among KP/PPs. Over 100 condom dispensers were placed in strategic locations in landing sites and boda boda stages in Rwenzori and Eastern region increased easy access to condoms and thus reducing cases of sexually transmitted infections.

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