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DoD HIV/AID Prevention Program's (DHAPP) objective, through the PEPFAR program, is to save lives, prevent HIV infections, and accelerate progress toward achieving HIV/AIDS epidemic control and to support the development of interventions and programs in military health systems that address these issues.
DHAPP works with militaries of foreign countries to devise plans based on the following process:Meet with key partners in country to determine provisional major program areas and other technical assistance needs.Adapt DHAPP support to a country’s need for prevention, care and/or treatment of its HIV/AIDS situation based on an assessment of the country’s epidemic, and more specifically, in that country’s military.Strengthen the military capacity for ownership and behavioral changes over the long term.Consider program design by leveraging assets with other country partners who have/had successful prevention, care, and/or treatment efforts.Focus on prevention, care and/or treatment impact aligned with national implementation plans.Implement and monitor programs to ensure accountability and sustainability.Countries and their militaries need strong evidenced based HIV programs with measurable courses of action that demonstrate the following specific attributes.
Priorities for DHAPP include the following but are subject to change.Support and ownership from the military sector.Development of plans of action and support for military policies that further HIV epidemic control.Alignment with PEPFAR and national strategies and priorities.Testing and treatment expansion to meet 2020 goals of 90-90-90 and 2030 goals of 95-95-95 for people living with HIV.
(The first goal is identifying 90/95 percent of all HIV-positive individuals in the population; the second goal is linking 90/95 percent of all those identified HIV positive people to consistent antiretroviral treatment; and the last goal is reaching 90/95 percent of all those on antiretroviral treatment to attain viral suppression.)Care and treatment plans should use the “Treat All” approach with differentiated models of care including tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis, cervical cancer in HIV positive women, other sexually transmitted infections (STI) other opportunistic infections, and care for those with advanced HIV disease.Reduction of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.Combination prevention using biomedical, behavioral and structural support for sexual transmission of HIV and other STI.Prevention packages for specific populations including a comprehensive package for Key Populations (KP), Priority Populations, and prevention interventions for young people.Stigma and discrimination reduction associated with HIV infection.Program monitoring to collect and report on PEPFAR indicators, ensure quality of service delivery using clinical and laboratory monitoring tools and to take rapid corrective action based on results.Strengthen HIV data collection systems for improved clinical decision making and program management.Promoting sustainability through capacity building of the military partner.Transition to Local Partners:
Local partners are encouraged to apply to this announcement.To sustain epidemic control, it is critical that the full range of HIV prevention and treatment services are owned and operated by local institutions, governments, and community-based and community-led organizations – regardless of current antiretroviral (ARV) coverage levels.
The intent of the transitioning to local partners is to increase the delivery of direct HIV services, along with non-direct services provided at the site, and establish sufficient capacity, capability, and durability of these local partners to ensure successful, long-term, local partner engagement and impact.