Key populations

Key populations such as sex workers, drug users and LGBT people live among every population in the world. However, national governments often ignore their responsibility to ensure access to health for these people. As a result, they are disproportionally affected by HIV/AIDS.

LGBT people

Communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people working together to develop effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies and lobby for protection of human rights.  Communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people exist in every country around the world, whether we are easily visible or not. In many places, we …

People who use drugs

We want to reverse the cycle in which people who use drugs are stigmatised, trapped in poverty and lack access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. People who use illegal drugs face severe stigma and discrimination and lack access to much-needed health services. Even when these services are …

Sex workers

Together with sex workers Bridging the Gaps works to end stigma and discrimination surrounding sex work and to improve their access to sex worker-friendly health care services. Almost everywhere in the world sex work is criminalized and surrounded by stigma and discrimination. This places sex workers in a marginalized position …

Key populations living with HIV

People living with HIV who belong to key populations often face double stigma and multiple challenges with respect to accessing services and exercising their human rights. Key populations living with HIV face stigma due to fear and ignorance surrounding HIV transmission; and stigma due to negative societal attitudes and perceptions …