Are Patents for PrEP Coming at the Expense of Public Health?

Published: September 5, 2017

It is critical that pharmaceutical companies commit first to meet the needs of financially under-privileged communities in the fight against HIV. With recent advances in technology for anti-retroviral therapies (ART) and pre-exposure prophylactics (PrEP), the field of medicine has become fraught with investors trying to turn a profit at the cost of communities that may not be able to afford …

New Publication of the MSM Implementation Tool in Portuguese

Published: August 30, 2017

Exciting news out of Latin America! After being translated from English, the first Portuguese version of the MSM Implementation Toolkit (MSMIT) is now available in print. Long time MSMGF partner SOMOSGAY will be launching the publication in Brazil during Gay Latinos’ upcoming National HIV Congress. Nearly 5000 public health experts, public health officials and other advocates will gather for this important event. …

New South Wales on Track to End HIV Transmissions by 2020

Published: August 29, 2017

A new report from the Ministry of Health in New South Wales (NSW) has revealed a 39% decline in diagnoses of newly-acquired HIV infections among gay and bisexual men throughout the state. Only 101 new HIV diagnoses have been reported among gay and bisexual men in NSW in the first six months of 2017: the lowest rate of new HIV …

Right to Privacy Verdict in India Sets Precedent for Decriminalization

Published: August 28, 2017

Repealing IPC Section 377 will Render HIV and AIDS Bill More Effective By Stephen Leonelli, Senior Policy Advisor at MSMGF On August 24, a nine-judge Constitution Bench of India’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld a fundamental right to privacy that has wide-ranging implications for the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities. The case was challenging privacy rights in …

Global Fund Highlights: What you should know and how to engage!

Published: August 11, 2017

How Civil Society and Communities Can Engage in the Global Fund Grant-making Processes English | Español | Français | ру́сский Following the submission of a funding request to the Global Fund, there continues to be a critical role for communities and civil society to play. This information is an update of the alert prepared by ICASO in 2015 to provide advice to civil society and community …

How To Advocate For Community Responses in the Global Fund

Published: August 11, 2017

English | Español |Français | русский The community update highlights the wide range of community-led interventions and systems strengthening opportunities that may be included in funding requests to increase impact against the three diseases. The purpose of this community update is to support civil society and community groups to design and include community systems strengthening interventions and community-based monitoring activities in funding requests during the 2017-2019 …

Centering LGBTI Health and HIV at the HLPF

Published: August 10, 2017

Civil Society Must Remain Vigilant During Discussions of “Health for All” in Sustainable Development by Stephen Leonelli, Senior Policy Advisor at MSMGF MSMGF and several key partners attended the second annual United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York from July 10 – 19. Designed as the central platform for review of Agenda 2030 and the …

Building Self-Sustainability in Trans-Led Movements, One Training at a Time

Published: August 9, 2017

A recently convened training of trainers in Bangkok, Thailand is certain to make waves in the movement for trans health and human rights. Over the course of five days from 18 -22 July 2017, the IRGT and MSMGF joined forces to convene a group of thirteen trans-identified individuals from 12 countries to deliver a training of trainers for the Trans …

Reinforcing Community HIV Response in Southeast Asia: Applying the MSMIT

Published: August 9, 2017

A committed group of advocates who work with and for gay men and other men who have sex with men in Southeast Asia, traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to take part in the regional training on Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex with Men: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions (also known as the MSMIT). Lighthouse Social Enterprise, …

MSMIT Now Available on CPR Online Learning Platform

Published: July 24, 2017

MSMGF is pleased to announce the complete digital library of video lectures covering all six chapters of the MSM Implementation Toolkit (MSMIT). These video lectures are a free method of disseminating the content of the MSMIT via a series of 32 guided lectures located on YouTube via MSMGF’s CPR (Community Partnership Resources) Online Learning Platform. CPR is part of an overall …

Call for Applications: MSMGF Youth Reference Group 2017

Published: July 24, 2017

MSMGF is happy to announce a call for new members of the Youth Reference Group! APPLY NOW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 13th August 2017 – 20:00/8pm UTC The MSMGF Youth Reference Group (YRG) was first formed by a small and dedicated group of Young MSM (YMSM) advocates at the 2010 MSMGF Pre-Conference on MSM and HIV, preceding the International AIDS Conference …

Three Members of The Consortium Appointed to the Global Fund Board

Published: July 17, 2017

MSMGF is proud to announce that three members of The Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks – Carolyn Gomes, Simon Cazal, and Berry Nibogora – have been accepted to serve on the developing country NGO delegation to the Global Fund board. Carolyn Gomes is the executive director of Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC). Her work drives policy analysis, advocacy and resource …