Key Populations

Key populations, identified by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) as female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and injecting drug users, are disproportionately affected by HIV. Yet they also have the least access to prevention, care, and treatment services because their behaviors are often stigmatized, and even criminalized. SOAR is testing innovative strategies for identifying, describing, and meeting the HIV-related needs of these vulnerable communities.