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The inclusion of Key Populations in the planning and execution of national AIDS processes is key to implementing successful, targeted programs. The case of sex workers in Kenya who lobbied for PrEP’s implementation, engaged the media, helped produce demand and drafted PrEP guidelines for the rollout of PrEP in the country is one successful story in this regard.
This session presents the journey of one activist from PrEP naive to PrEP activist, working with researchers, other sex workers and key populations, government and media for the rights of sex workers to access PrEP.
Participants learn how inclusion of key populations not only magnifies prospects for success of intervention programmes, but also develops advocacy and skills capacity for individuals and groups in those populations, thereby ensuring compliance and sustainability of initiatives.