This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
This document shines a light on the fact that the widespread loss of livelihood and fewer employment opportunities due to the pandemic are likely to lead to increase in transactional sex, sex work and sexual exploitation. Given the COVID-19 related restrictions such activities are likely to take place in less accessible locations, hindering efforts to reach the vulnerable individuals with prevention interventions. Anxiety about the pandemic and personal vulnerability may also lead to some disruptions in community cohesion, and to changes in the social and sexual norms that influence behaviour. It outlines 11 critical actions and temporary modifications that can be considered for continued effective HIV prevention and related services. It is a useful resource for those engaged in implementing HIV/AIDS control programs. Click here to read the document.