Since 2014, the Combined Prevention with a Multisectoral Approach project has worked in the States of Morelos, Mexico, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Guanajuato and Yucatán, promoting a consistent model that includes training, action, coordination and planning components. By 2016 the project will work on the States of Quintana Roo and Nuevo León.
The multisectoral work model requires the participation of key actors in state responses involved in coordinating the state response to HIV, service providers, other areas related to HIV, civil society and key populations. The project initially implements a training that establishes a conceptual theoretical framework on combined prevention and continuous detection – care, and provides participants with practical tools to carry out a participatory community diagnosis; In the following months, the key actors carry out diagnostic actions among the key populations identified in the workshop using the DCP approach. In a second workshop, the participants share the findings of their DCPs and based on this input they carry out a multisectoral strategic plan for combined prevention that includes biomedical, structural and behavioral stresses.
From the multisectoral strategic plan, the participants choose priority actions of the plan to develop an operational plan which is implemented in a period of three to four months. These components include at least two approach strategies. In a third workshop, all those involved meet to analyze the achievements and challenges of the project and establish a follow-up plan for the sustainability of the Strategic Plan. For 2016, a workshop on Linking People with HIV to Health Services will be included. And a comprehensive three-year process monitoring and evaluation plan will also be included.