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PRACTICING OUR PRINCIPLES: HOW APPLYING THE MOSAIC PRINCIPLES CHANGES OUR WORK FOR THE BETTER

When MOSAIC launched, we developed five aspirational principles to guide our work and hold us accountable to the communities we serve. Upholding these principles has led us to have difficult conversations, make challenging decisions, and change how we approach our work on the project for the better. Here we describe how we are putting MOSAIC’s principles into practice.

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JUMP-STARTING PrEP INTRODUCTION: LEVERAGING MOSAIC’S TEMPLATE GUIDELINES TO CREATE AN ENABLING POLICY ENVIRONMENT

When a country is poised to introduce a new biomedical prevention product, policymakers want to ensure that their rollout plan is based on the latest science and provides clear, standardized procedures for implementation. The WHO publishes global guidance on delivering new HIV prevention products, but those recommendations need to be adapted to the local context. 

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REAL ENGAGEMENT, REAL IMPACT: NAMIBIAN YOUTH ENGAGE IN NATIONAL HIV PREVENTION POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Meaningful engagement of young people is a key strategy of the MOSAIC project and CATALYST, its flagship study of choice in HIV prevention. But what does meaningful youth engagement really mean? As a youth representative of MOSAIC’s NextGen Squad and a program coordinator supporting MOSAIC implementation in Namibia, I have had a chance to experience it first-hand.

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THE CHOICE PRINCIPLES: A FOUNDATIONAL TOOL FOR A PROMISING FUTURE IN HIV PREVENTION

Emerging products provide more options and the potential for individuals to find the HIV prevention methods that best suit their needs and preferences. But what does PrEP choice look like, and how can it be protected for all individuals who could benefit from HIV prevention? This blog post presents the choice principles, offers illustrative examples of each principle, and outlines what could come next to advance choice in HIV prevention efforts.

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