Designing HIV Prevention Programs for Key Populations

Understanding how to better design, implement, and evaluate HIV prevention programs for key populations remains a critical need for field programs. There is a strong desire in the field to remain current on key HIV prevention topics, including HIV prevention for key populations, and yet it is a challenge to obtain information because of logistical and time constraints.

By educating field staff and country partners in best practices for HIV prevention programming with key populations, this course will equip learners with a solid understanding of the basic knowledge, skills, and approaches required to design and implement HIV prevention programs for key populations.


At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify key populations at greatest risk of HIV infection
  • Describe the importance of understanding the local context in planning prevention activities
  • Understand the role of specific interventions for key populations in the HIV response
  • Describe other critical factors related to effective prevention programs for key populations


The course authors would like to acknowledge the following technical reviewers for their valuable input:

  • Gillian Anderson, CDC
  • Maria Au, USAID
  • Tonia Poteat, OGAC
  • Kristen Wares, USAID