ASSESS

The first step in scaling up HIV prevention programmes for adolescents and young people from key populations is to get clear data on the epidemic. Assessing the responses already in place, and understanding barriers to expansion, completes the picture.

Young key poulations Young key populations at higher risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific: Making the case with strategic information
Provides recommendations on how to ethically involve young members of key populations in research; build the case for disaggregated data on these populations; implement data collection; and estimate the sizes of young key populations.
UNICEF, 2013
briefing on hiv Briefings on HIV among adolescent key populations in South-East Asian countries
Risks among adolescent and young males who have sex with males and transgender persons in Thailand
HIV among adolescent and young key populations in Indonesia
The growing HIV epidemic among adolescents in the Philippines
Short briefing papers with data on the HIV epidemic among key population members aged 15-24 years in three countries, including risk and vulnerability factors, knowledge about HIV, testing rates, and use of services.
Department of Health, Philippines, 2017
Kenya Transitions study exploring early HIV risk among adolescent girls, young women and young female sex workers [in Kenya]
A brief describing the approach and outcomes of a study to understand the risk and vulnerabilities of adolescent girls and young women and young self-identified sex workers aged 14-24. The goal was to inform the strategic design and expansion of HIV prevention programmes in Kenya. The study used geographic mapping, immunological studies, a behavioural and biological survey, and mathematical modelling.
NASCOP, 2018
Ukraine Transitions study exploring early HIV risk among adolescent girls, young women and young female sex workers [in Ukraine]
A brief describing the approach and outcomes of a study to understand the risk and vulnerabilities of adolescent girls and young women and young self-identified sex workers aged 14-24. The goal was to inform the strategic design and expansion of HIV prevention programmes in Ukraine. The study used geographic mapping, a behavioural and biological survey, key informant interview and mathematical modelling.
Ukrainian Institute for Social Research, 2015
ensuring inclusion Ensuring inclusion of adolescent key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure: Recommendations for conducting biological behavioral surveillance surveys
This paper reviews current ethical and sampling challenges and provides suggestions to ensure that adolescent key populations are included in surveillance activities, to enhance evidence-informed, strategic and targeted funding allocations and programmes.
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance Johnston et al, 2017
key pop Key populations atlas
Provides local-level data, not just on traditional global HIV monitoring indicators, but also on stigma and discrimination, particularly in the health service sector, and on the legal environment.
UNAIDS
prep up PrEPWatch country updates
Provides information submitted by countries on PrEP availability, funding sources, guidelines, etc. Part of a website offering broader information on PrEP scale-up.
AVAC
prep0 PrEPMAP: Your guide to PrEP in Asia and the Pacific
A website offering information about PrEP, where to find it locally in more than 20 countries, and how to advocate for wider PrEP availability.
APCOM
assess 1 Collecting and reporting of sex- and age-disaggregated data on adolescents at the sub-national level
This document guides countries through the process of collecting and reporting sub-national data on adolescents to inform programme planning and implementation efforts. It helps to identify data gaps for adolescents and to inform immediate programme-planning needs at the sub-national level.
UNICEF, 2016
checklist Rapid assessment check list: Analysis of plans & systems for delivering effective HIV prevention
A series of checklists covering HIV prevention strategy, management, implementation, and specific interventions such as condoms, PrEP, and key populations. The annex contains summary tables, and checklists covering further assessment topics.
Rapid assessment check list
Rapid assessment check list - Annex
UNAIDS, 2017
aadm Strengthening the adolescent component of national HIV programmes through country assessments: Adolescent assessment and decision-makers’ AADM tool
A guidance document and tool to facilitate country assessments to strengthen the adolescent component of national HIV programming. The document describes the key steps involved in rapid assessments, in-depth analysis, and evidence-informed planning.
Adolescent assessment and decision-makers’ AADM tool
Adolescent Assessment and Decision-Makers' tool - Excel
UNICEF, 2016
legal enviroment Legal Environment Assessment for HIV Services for gay men, other MSM and Trans Populations in EECA
A tool to produce country profiles measuring current legislative barriers in accessing HIV and other general health services in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. It also addresses protection of rights. The tool consists of a protocol describing the method, and an Excel-based profile sheet for recording data.
Legal Environment Assessment for HIV Services for gay men, other MSM and Trans Populations in EECA
Legal environment assessment - Annex - Country tables.xlsx
ECOM, 2018
people living with hiv The people living with HIV stigma index: User guide
The stigma index collects information about the experiences of people living with HIV related to stigma, discrimination and human rights. It is for use by and with people living with HIV. The guide contains tools and an agenda for training people who will conduct the survey, and explains how to use the results for advocacy. The stigma index website provides reports from countries that have conducted the survey.
The people living with HIV stigma index: User guide (ARABIC)
Index de stigmatisation et discrimination envers les personnes vivant avec le VIH
Índice do estigma de pessoas vivendo com HIV
Индекс стигмatизации людей, живущих с ВИЧ
El indice de estigma en personas que viven con VIH 
UNAIDS, ICW, GNP+, 2010