The PLACE Course

This course is an introduction to the Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) method. PLACE is a rapid assessment tool that applies epidemiologic and social science principles to an assessment of available local and national epidemiologic, geospatial and sociodemographic data in order to identify specific geographic pockets within countries where HIV transmission is most likely to occur. Within these high transmission areas (termed Priority Prevention Areas, or PPAs), the method systematically monitors the extent to which AIDS prevention programs are reaching key sexual and injecting drug use networks and recommends where prevention programs should be targeted. In this course, the student will be exposed to the theoretical basis for the method and the specific objectives and outputs of each step in the PLACE protocol. View complete manual.

 

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