INPUD Summary Report: WHO Key Populations' Values & Preferences for HIV, Hepatitis and STIs Services
Over the last several months INPUD has collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) Department for Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes on a global qualitative study examining the values and preferences of key populations, including people who inject drugs, for HIV, Hepatitis and STIs services. The findings of this study will inform the update of the WHO 2016 Consolidated Guidelines for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, which are used to inform countries on the design and implementation of health packages for key populations (people who inject drugs, gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, female, male and trans sex workers and trans people).
As one of the four key population networks included in the study, INPUD conducted eight regional focus group discussions and ten semi-structured interviews with people who use drugs from 27 total countries, all held online using Zoom. Participants were recruited via INPUD's global network and the Regional Focal Points for the study. During the focus group discussions and interviews, participants were asked a series of questions designed to gauge the values and preferences of their community regarding the delivery of HIV, Hepatitis and STI services.
This report is a summary of our key findings that will be used to update the Consolidated Guidelines with the values and preferences of people who inject drugs.
INPUD would like to thank Annie Madden and Judy Chang for serving as the Principal Investigators of this study, as well as the Regional Focal Points who helped recruit and facilitate the involvement of people who inject drugs in the focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews: Olga Belyaeva, Matthew Bonn, Angela McBride, Charity Monareng, Richard Nininahazwe, Kassim Nyuni, and Louise Vincent
Notable findings from the research: