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The Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Service in Southern Africa (BLC) project, implemented by Management Sciences for Health, provides leadership, management and government technical assistance, and organizational development to address HIV and AIDS in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. BLC applies technical assistance in three areas: care and support for orphans and vulnerable children, HIV prevention, and community-based care. In October 2011, BLC, in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC), developed five technical briefs on priority HIV prevention. The briefs were intended to provide policymakers and program planners with accessible evidence and promising practices from across the region to enable technical discussion at the SADC HIV Prevention and Research Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa in October 2012. The five briefs are: "Antiretroviral Treatment as Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges";" Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention: Engaging People Living with HIV in Prevention"; "Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV"; "Strengthening Behavior Change Communication for Prevention"; and "Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention." The series is helping to inform adaptation of an existing evidence-based HIV prevention training program, which will be piloted in Swaziland and then scaled up throughout the region.