Confronting Inequities in STI Prevention, Diagnostics and Care
Measurement and surveillance of STIs in HIV programming among key and vulnerable populations in Southern Africa: Lessons from the field.
This satellite symposium seeks to share experiences and outcomes of implementing expanded HIV/STI surveillance efforts in programming among key and vulnerable populations in southern Africa. The session considers HIV, STIs and behavioural surveillance as integral components, targeting surveillance efforts at segments of the population where most new HIV infections are concentrated and providing the rationale for the optimal use of data generated for strengthening vulnerable and key population STI programming at scale. The presentations collectively highlight the need to better use routine programme and survey data to ensure that programmes are in the best possible position to respond to the challenges of STI acquisition and transmission among key populations.
- Aims of the meeting and introductions of the panel
- Measurement and surveillance STIs in HIV programming among key and vulnerable populations in Southern Africa: Lessons from the field
- Experiences and lessons learnt from utilising an HIV Recent Infection Testing Algorithm to guide programming in a nationally scaled programme for sex workers in Zimbabwe
- High burden of Sexually Transmitted Infections: The case for integrating HIV with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Recent HIV infection among female sex workers in Zimbabwe – risk factors including association with STIs: Results from a respondent driven survey
- Prevalence of, and risk factors for, sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Zimbabwe: data from a large respondent-driven sample
- Prevalence and predictors of unmet contraceptive need among female sex workers positive for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Zimbabwe: data from a large respondent-driven sample
- Prevalence of, and risk factors for, Sexually Transmitted Infections among female sex workers in rural South Africa
- Discussion, Closing and next steps