Produced in the context of the Partnership to Inspire Transform and Connect the HIV response (PITCH) 

This paper highlights specific and inspiring examples of positive shifts in policy, programme and service delivery as well as rights protections for people living with and at greatest risk of HIV, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws on powerful examples from the Partnership to Inspire Transform and Connect the HIV response (PITCH) – a strategic partnership between Aidsfonds, Frontline AIDS and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that ran between 2016 and 2020. PITCH enabled people most affected by HIV to gain full and equal access to HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights services.

Chapter 1: People who use drugs: the response from harm reduction services

Chapter 2: Men who have sex with men in their diversity

Chapter 3: Transgender people

Chapter 4: Sex workers

Chapter 5: Adolescent girls and young women

Chapter 6: Intersections across marginalised populations

Conclusion: Learning from the COVID-19 experience can transform HIV community-led responses and feed into future pandemic planning