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