Original Research & Case Studies

MSMGF benefits from more than 2 decades of accumulated experience in rigorous community-based participatory and action research. The MSMGF has leveraged this experience to build a substantial portfolio of original research, including several large-scale case studies on the social and structural impacts on the health and rights of MSM across more than 160 countries.

MSM in Sub-Saharan Africa: Health, Access, & HIV
July 2014

Using data from the 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Survey (2012 GMHR), this policy brief examines levels of access to basic HIV services among MSM in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the impact of stigma, violence, and connection to community. (Erratum)

 Coverage of Key Populations at the 2012 International AIDS Conference
June 2013

This publication features a systematic analysis of the number, quality, and geographic coverage of abstracts on key populations at the 2012 International AIDS Conference (IAC).

Sign-On Campaign
Response Letter from the IAC
Rebuttal from the Co-Authors

Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: Health, Access, & HIV
April 2013

This policy brief examines housing, violence, and other HIV risk factors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) globally using data from the 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights survey (2012 GMHR).

Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment for Men Who Have Sex with Men: Findings from the 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Study (GMHR)
December 2012

This publication reports the main findings from the 2012 GHMR global online survey and regional focus groups conducted with MSM in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

 Missing Voices from the Field: A Selection of MSM & Transgender Abstracts Rejected from the 2012 International AIDS Conference
July 2012

“Missing Voices” features over 100 abstracts on gay men, other MSM, and transgender people that were rejected and therefore omitted from the 2012 International AIDS Conference, highlighting important new and previously unseen data from around the world.

 An analysis of major HIV donor investments targeting men who have sex with men and transgender people in low- and middle-income countries
August 2011

Commissioned by the Global Fund, this report examines global investments in HIV programming for MSM and transgender people.

 Access to HIV Prevention Services and Attitudes about Emerging Strategies: A Global Survey of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and their Health Care Providers
July 2011

This report presents the results of the MSMGF’s 2010 Global Men’s Health and Rights survey, focused on prevention access, homophobia and knowledge of emerging technologies like PrEP.

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 Coverage of Four Key Populations at the 2010 International AIDS Conference
March 2011

This report details the MSMGF’s audit of all program content at the 2010 International AIDS Conference, revealing the percentage of conference sessions devoted to MSM, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs.

 In Our Own Words – Preferences, Values and Perspectives on HIV Prevention and Treatment: A Civil Society Consultation with MSM & Transgender People
December 2010

The WHO commissioned the MSMGF to conduct a series of interviews with MSM and transgender people around the world regarding experiences and perspectives on prevention and treatment for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. This report is based on open-ended interviews with respondents from 27 different countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, North America and Western Europe.