Next Generation Virtual Outreach and Linkages

Next Generation Virtual Outreach and Linkages

Event Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

Event Type: Webinar / Teleconference


The USAID -and PEPFAR- supported LINKAGES project is pleased to host the third webinar in a series on topics related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for key populations—sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who inject drugs.

This webinar will discuss why online outreach to key populations is necessary for achieving epidemic control; highlight innovative online practices to reach, engage, and link key populations to HIV services; and discuss ethical and safety considerations of virtual outreach.   


  • Moderator: Michael Cassell, LINKAGES Senior Technical Advisor, FHI 360
  • A vision for going online to accelerate the impact of HIV programming for key populations
    Benjamin Eveslage, LINKAGES Technical Officer, FHI 360
  • How to effectively communicate virtually with key populations for behavior change: lessons learned from Central America
    Marie Belot, Independent Consultant, SBCC and Peer Outreach Offline/Online
  • From the virtual to the physical: connecting social media outreach to the HIV cascade in Vietnam
    Kimberly Green, Chief of Party, USAID/PATH Healthy Markets project, PATH
  • From (Inter)Net Idol to Net Hero: the road to becoming a recruiter hero
    Mr. Apirak Apijitchaichot (Pinn), Project Manager of the Facebook Page NET HERO and Bangkok Rainbow Volunteer
  • Developing interest-based online targeted advertisements for gay men and other MSM
    Matthew Vaughan, Principal Planner, ACON