Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

DOI

10.1371/journal.pone.0184484

DOI Link

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184484

Keywords

psychological attitudes, glycogen storage diseases, HIV epidemiology, HIV, statistical data, human rights

Disciplines

International Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Engaging key populations, including gender and sexual minorities, is essential to meeting global targets for reducing new HIV infections and improving the HIV continuum of care. Negative attitudes toward gender and sexual minorities serve as a barrier to political will and effective programming for HIV health services. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), established in 2003, provided Gender and Sexual Diversity Trainings for 2,825 participants including PEPFAR staff and program implementers, U.S. government staff, and local stakeholders in 38 countries. The outcomes of these one-day trainings were evaluated among a subset of participants using a mixed methods pre- and post-training study design. Findings suggest that sustainable decreases in negative attitudes toward gender and sexual minorities are achievable with a one-day training.

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