Building The Capacity For Social Health Insurance In Vietnam and Thailand to Cover Costs For Key Populations And People Living With HIV

In many PEPFAR countries, most funding for the national HIV program comes from the host country. Local public resources to support the KP response have remained underused due to a shortage of social contracting systems, limited social health insurance (SHI) capacity, and undefined policy frameworks. In both Vietnam and Thailand, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission teams developed work plans with their partners to build the capacity for SHI programs to cover HIV services.

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Pilot Studies in Thailand: An HIV Prevention Intervention for Key Populations

Two PrEP pilot studies have been successfully implemented in Thailand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Key Population Implementation Study (KPIS) and a  sub-study conducted by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LINKAGES. These studies demonstrated that PrEP is an appropriate prevention strategy for MSM and TGW and that can be implemented in both community- and facility-based settings. Findings highlight the need for education through demand creation and marketing, if uptake is to be successful.