This report was commissioned by Share-Net International to provide background and analysis of the current state of integration and linkage for an expert meeting on sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV integration to be held in conjunction with the 2015 AIDS Impact Conference. As such, the report traces the history of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV linkages and integration at the global level, including an overview of the current policy and funding landscape. It also provides examples of initiatives that focus on SRHR and HIV linkages and integration across the spectrum of policy, health systems, and service delivery. These examples are a selection of recent initiatives conducted in Share-Net and Dutch government priority countries that have contributed to the evidence base around SRHR and HIV linkages and integration. They range from a global working group on SRHR and HIV Linkages, to research initiatives and implementation programs on the ground. The report concludes with some analysis of the current landscape of SRHR and HIV linkages and integration, noting that there is still progress to be made in terms of translating and monitoring work through health systems, and funding women’s organizations to contribute to the evidence base. Finally, some questions are posed to prompt further discussion.
Author: Lauren Suchman
Publication file: srhr_hiv_integration_report_final_8dec2015.pdf