What We Do
HP+ works toward mainstreaming gender and sexual diversity (GSD) competency in the global HIV response. The project provides expert guidance to help people understand how stigma and discrimination negatively affect gender and sexual minorities’ health and lives, and recognize opportunities to reduce stigma. We build the capacity of donors, implementing partners, civil society, health workers, government, and other local stakeholders to improve HIV programming for all people, including gender and sexual minorities. Toward this end, HP+:
- Has trained over 5,000 people in 40 countries on GSD
- Conducted a global evaluation on public health professionals’ attitudes toward gender and sexual minorities
- Developed online and in-person GSD trainings for PEPFAR staff
- Worked with local stakeholders to customize GSD trainings that are culturally relevant and to support the ongoing work of civil society in Jamaica, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and Uganda.