Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD)

Global HIV targets – like UNAIDS 90-90-90 and the WHO 2015 ‘Treat all’ recommendation – have led already overstretched health systems to re-examine how they provide HIV services. Meeting these challenges calls for modifying and expanding how, when, where and by whom HIV care and treatment are delivered. – this is known as differentiated service delivery

Differentiated service delivery (DSD) is a recipient of care-centered approach that simplifies and adapts HIV services to the preferences and needs of people living with HIV (rather than a one-size-fits-all approach). There are many examples of differentiated service delivery all over the world.

There is a need galvanize increased community demand for DSD from national governments. In response, ITPC and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) – in collaboration with the International AIDS Society (IAS) – are promoting a coordinated and strategic approach to PLHIV community advocacy for DSD. The objective of our work is to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to advocate nationally and regionally on differentiated models of care and ART delivery, through small grants advocacy and the development of informative resources and tools.

To learn more about differentiated service delivery and how you can advocate for it your community, download What Works for Me: Activist Toolkit on Differentiated Service Delivery.