DSD for Key and Priority Populations

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As countries scale up differentiated service delivery (DSD) for HIV, there are important implications for key populations—sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, transgender people, prisoners, and others.


Designing person-centered DSD prevention, testing/linkage, and treatment models that are attuned to the issues of stigma and access specific to each group will be critical to ensuring equity and achieving HIV epidemic control. 


Meetings and Conferences

CQUIN in collaboration with FHI 360, the South-to-South HIV Prevention Learning Network  (SSLN), and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), co-hosted a session at the the 24th International AIDS Conference in Montreal, Canada, in July 2022. The session centered community voices from Africa in a panel and keynote address by a representative from the international network of people who use drugs in Africa (AfricaINPUD.) In addition, representatives from participating organizations presented case studies from three diverse settings.

CQUIN in collaboration with the South-to-South HIV Prevention Learning Network (SSLN) held a virtual meeting focused on DSD for key populations (KP) with the goal of sharing current science and guidance; catalyzing the exchange of best practices; and supporting partner countries to improve the quality and coverage of HIV services for sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people and persons who inject drugs.

The four-day meeting was held on August 25-26,30-31, 2021.

Access meeting plenary, parallel sessions, Q&As, slide presentations, and more on the key populations meeting page here.

CQUIN held its second “community of practice” meeting focused on differentiated service delivery for adolescents living with HIV in October 2017.

The three-day gathering, held October 25-27 in Johannesburg, South Africa, brought together nearly 70 participants from all nine CQUIN countries.

Read more and access the meeting resources here



In October 2020, CQUIN hosted a webinar on Optimizing HIV Services for MSM in Zimbabwe.

Access webinar resources here

Breakout Sessions

CQUIN Fourth Annual Meeting

In December 2020, CQUIN hosted its Fourth Annual Meeting, where the key populations CoP, hosted a breakout session on Differentiating HIV Services to Meet the Needs of Key Populations.