LINKAGES quarterly research digest on HIV and key populations

LINKAGES Project

The LINKAGES project quarterly research digest comprises article abstracts from the peer-reviewed literature related to HIV and key populations in Africa, Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

This resource keeps you in touch with the rapidly expanding evidence base pertaining to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who inject drugs). The research digest complements the quarterly newsletterproject blog and success stories, which offer more in-depth stories about the rich work that LINKAGES and partners around the world are doing to protect the health and human rights of key populations.

 

June 21, 2018
Year of publication
2018
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
LINKAGES Project, key populations, sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who inject drugs (PWID)

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