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Scale-up of Community HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC), Linkage to Care (LTC), Comprehensive Support for Key Population (KP) Activities and Combination Prevention Project Implementation Activities in Botswana under PEPFAR
HIV/AIDS remains the most pressing health problem and leading cause of death in Botswana. Despite high coverage levels for HIV/AIDS services, Botswana has not achieved epidemic control. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support two complementary PEPFAR priorities:
A. CHTC, LTC, and KP: The purpose is to scale-up quality CHTC and LTC for high-risk, undiagnosed people living with HIV (PLHIV) in priority PEPFAR districts and provide comprehensive services for KPs in Chobe district. Identifying and linking PLHIV to treatment and care is the essential first step to achieving UNAID’s 90-90-90 goals and epidemic control. CHTC will use a combination of modalities and activities will target under-accessed and vulnerable populations.
B. Botswana Combination Prevention Project: The purpose is to support combination HIV prevention through proven interventions implemented in 15 communities at high levels of coverage. HIV prevention interventions will include CHTC, LTC, retention in care and optimization of HIV care and treatment for PLHIV under a test and treat approach. These activities will help identify best practices to reduce population-level HIV incidence and achieve epidemic control in defined geographic areas or at national scale. Activities may also address TB or other opportunistic infections.
Deadline: Oct. 25, 2016