Video: Finding the hard-to-reach with PLACE

MEASURE Evaluation

MEASURE Evaluation’s PLACE method builds local capacity to find HIV-positive people who are not on treatment, who may not know their HIV status, and who therefore are at risk of infecting others. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is often concentrated among “key populations”—men who have sex with men, female sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. Sharon Weir, the senior technical advisor for key populations at MEASURE Evaluation—funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief—says this group is key to the epidemic. This short video puts PLACE into perspective as an important tool to address the epidemic and take health services to people who have HIV or are at risk for acquiring it.  See it on Vimeo or on YouTube

January 15, 2019
Year of publication
Resource types
Video and audio clips
PLACE method, HIV case-finding approaches, treatment naïve, key populations

Similar Resources

Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. Ahead of World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has launched a new report showing that access to treatment has risen significantly. In 2000, just 685 000 people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy.

In all countries where there is an HIV epidemic, certain subgroups of the population are at greater risk of HIV than others. These “key” populations include female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, and people who inject drugs.

The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project is excited to announce the arrival of a new supple

UNAIDS has just relaunched its Key Populations Atlas, an online tool that provides a range of information about members of key populations worldwide, including sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men,…

HIV in Mauritius is in a concentrated phase. Most HIV infection is among key populations (KPs) including female sex workers (FSW), people who inject drugs (PWID), men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender sex workers (TGSW).

In preparation for the implementation of the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework 2014/15-2018/19, the Kenya National AIDS and STI Control Programme facilitated a national polling booth survey as part of a baseline assessment of HIV-related risk behaviours among FSWs, MSM, and PWID, and their…

Studies completed over the past 15 years have consistently demonstrated the importance of community-level determinants in potentiating or mitigating risks for the acquisition and transmission of HIV.

In late 2015, the Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations (LINKAGES) project established a global acceleration initiative to fast-track and strengthen delivery of a comprehensive package of health services for key populations (KPs) at scale. In this context, “…

An essential first step in caring for HIV-infected children is accurate and early diagnosis of HIV, early HIV testing, prompt return of results, and rapid initiation of treatment.

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.