CRN+ convenes Dissemination Meeting of Guyana HIV Environmental Scan in GuyanaMeeting also addressed 90-90-90 progress update and the recently concluded CRN+ Desk Review
Contributor: Jason Shepherd, Senior Programme Officer, Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CRN+)
The Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+), with funding from the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), held a dissemination meeting that focused on reviewing and discussing the HIV Environmental Scans conducted in 2016 for Guyana. These scans form part of the project titled, “CVC-COIN Challenging Stigma and Discrimination to Improve Access to and Quality of HIV Services in the Caribbean”. The meeting identified gaps and how such gaps can be addressed through advocacy.
The meeting was held with representatives from the National Networks of People Living with HIV, including the Guyanese Network of People Living with HIV (G+), key population networks such as Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) and the Guyana Trans United. Also in attendance were developmental partner, Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) Guyana, Health Care Providers, CSOs and representatives of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat.
The meeting also reviewed the progress toward achieving the 90-90-90 targets and discussed the CRN+ findings of the Desk Review of the existing laws and regulations that impact the HIV response in eight Caribbean countries, with specific reference to Guyana.
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