Setting Advocacy Priorities: Accelerating HIV Responses for MSM and Transgender People

Published: March 13, 2017

Earlier this month, MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) convened 40 global human rights advocates in Bangkok, Thailand, for two linked meetings: the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks (supported by RCNF) and The Advocacy Platform to Fast-track the HIV and Human Rights Responses With Gay and Bisexual Men, in collaboration with UNAIDS. In light of global trends …

MSMGF Endorses Consensus Statement on Sexual Risk of HIV and Undetectable Viral Load

Published: February 13, 2017

Access to sexual health services among gay and bisexual men worldwide is still essential February 13, 2017 – Oakland, California, USA MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) endorses the Consensus Statement on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV from a Person Living with HIV Who Has an Undetectable Viral Load. That statement reads: People living with HIV on …

New Research on Accessibility of Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Published: February 2, 2017

New Research On Accessibility of Substance Abuse Treatment Services In a new global study, we found that most men who have sex with men (75%) use alcohol and/or other substances. However, among those who report substance use, very few (11%) report availability of substance abuse treatment programs. There is a strong need to develop novel substance use programs outside traditional treatment …

Engaging Anew with the PEPFAR COP Process: 2017 Updates and New Civil Society Opportunities

Published: January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 – 2017 is here and with it a new PEPFAR Country Operational Plan/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) process. Earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) published the final version of the 2017 PEPFAR COP Guidance, which incorporates some and neglects other recommendations made by civil society. It is crucial that civil society advocates …

Key populations and Global Fund in the MENA Region

Published: January 23, 2017

“MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT OF KEY POPULATIONS WITHIN GLOBAL FUND PROCESSES IN THE MENA REGION” Workshop organized by M-Coalition and ITPC Mena Global Fund Communications and Coordination Platform, facilitated by (MSMGF) the Global Forum on MSM & HIV M-Coalition, with support from the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund, held a two-day workshop in cooperation with the Global Fund Communications and Coordination Platform …

Download the MSMIT in French, Spanish and Portuguese

Published: January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 – MSMGF is pleased to make the MSMIT available for download on its website in four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. You can download these translated versions by clicking here. A Russian translation separately led by the Eurasian Coalition for Male Sexual Health and UNFPA is available here. The MSMIT (or the MSM Implementation Toolkit) is the …

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men?

Published: December 19, 2016

New article in Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) Will the global HIV response fail gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men? George Ayala, Glenn-Milo Santos Introduction: Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men are among the small number of groups for whom HIV remains uncontrolled worldwide. Although there …

Community Update on Global Fund

Published: December 5, 2016

The 2017-2019 Global Fund Funding Cycle: Highlights of the differentiated funding application process translated versions: RU FR ES What you should know and how to engage! December 5 2016 –ICASO and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) have jointly prepared an alert to provide an update to Key population and Civil society advocates who have been or are …

MSMGF brings global attention to gay men and HIV in Durban

Published: November 30, 2016

The MSMGF organized its seventh Pre-Conference Event at the 2016 International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Durban, South Africa focused on HIV among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. To our knowledge, this Pre-Conference Event is the largest global gathering of activists, researchers, implementers, and donors focused on the sexual health and human rights of …

Global Key Population Networks Stand in Solidarity with U.S. Activists

Published: November 22, 2016

We, the Bridging the Gaps alliance of global key population constituency networks, represented by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV (MSMGF), …

MSMGF Honored to be Selected as one of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR LGBT Fund Inaugural Recipients

Published: August 1, 2016

(Durban, South Africa) – The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced last week the first two recipients of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Fund. The inaugural recipients are the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (The Alliance) and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF). These partners will administer small …

Jumping Hurdles with Adolescents: We Need More Than Just an HIV Test

Published: July 22, 2016

by Niluka Perera Reaching adolescents remains a paramount challenge in the HIV response, may they be perinatally infected with HIV or are from key populations. The number one killer of adolescents living with HIV in Africa is AIDS. More than 95% of all new HIV infections among young people in Asia and Pacific occur among adolescents of key populations. Young …