Despite progress in many aspects of the response to HIV, HIV related stigma and violations of human rights persist in undermining the effectiveness of prevention, treatment, care and support services for people living with or most vulnerable to HIV. This is particularly important for key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and transgender people) who often experience increased and compounded stigma, whether internalized, in community or healthcare settings.

A number of best practice examples have been documented on differentiated services for key populations. Below you will find additional resources created by the IAS – International AIDS Society, through its Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) programme and it various partners. 

The three elements for key populations