Rapid Assessment and Response. Adaptation guide on HIV and men who have sex with men.

Abstract

This adaptation guide for work with men who have sex with men offers guidelines on how to conduct a Rapid Assessment and Response (RAR) focusing on lifestyles, behaviours and HIV/AIDS concerns. It outlines a series of simple and practical activities that may be used to explore the circumstances, experiences and needs of men who have sex with men across a variety of settings. It is designed to be used either in conjunction with the WHO Rapid Assessment and Response Technical Guide (TG-RAR) or as an independent resource.

Chapters in this manual offer guidelines on carrying out an RAR with men who have sex with men. Specific guidance is offered on the following issues:

  • Understanding HIV/AIDS prevention among men who have sex with men
  • Scope and focus of an RAR
  • Planning of an RAR on HIV/AIDS and men who have sex with men
  • A model for research and response with men who have sex with men
  • Community participation and advocacy
  • Training for RAR staff and volunteers
  • Conducting of an initial rapid assessment
  • Identification of methods appropriate for an RAR
  • Analysis of RAR research findings
  • Development of an action plan
  • Strategies for monitoring and evaluation

Citation

Boyce, P.; Malcolm, A.; Aggleton, P. Rapid Assessment and Response. Adaptation guide on HIV and men who have sex with men. (2004) 61 pp.

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