Avis urgent demandé de la part de la société civile sur les nouvelles lignes directrices du plan pays opérationnel PEPFAR 2016(COP)

Published: November 13, 2015

Le Forum mondial sur les HSH et le VIH (MSMGF) souhaite informer nos partenaires de la nécessité d’envoyer les réactions de la société civile cette semaine sur le projet PEPFAR 2016 concernant les lignes directrices du Plan opérationnel pays/région (COP). Selon le bureau du coordinateur américain de la lutte contre le sida dans le monde (OGAC), jeudi 12 novembre, le …

Civil Society Feedback Needed THIS WEEK On New 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) Guidance

Published: November 13, 2015

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) would like to inform our partners of the urgent need for civil society to provide feedback this week on draft PEPFAR 2016 Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Guidance. According to the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), on Thursday, November 12th, the draft COP/ROP guidance will be posted on PEPFAR.gov for …

MSMGF congratulates Sergio López for his recent appointment to the Global Fund Board

Published: November 11, 2015

MSMGF congratulates Sergio López for his recent appointment to the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) delegation of the Global Fund Board as Youth Representative for the region.  (Nov 06, 2015)–Sergio López is a 22 year-old gay activist and current Program Officer with SOMOSGAY, a grassroots organization committed to the innovation of effective strategies against homophobia, in fighting HIV and AIDS, …

Keeping the Focus on Key Populations: CLAC with LINKAGES Overhauls Important Online Resource Hub

Published: November 11, 2015

November 5, 2015– The MSMGF is proud to announce the launch of a redesigned website for the Community Action and Leadership Collaborative (CLAC). As a member of CLAC, the MSMGF has collaborated with the USAID– and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project to update and maintain a resource library for key population-related policy and practice. It will serve as an online hub for …

New Video Highlights Critical Elements of the MSMIT (MSM Implementation Toolkit)

Published: November 11, 2015

MSMIT: Practical Guidance for Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs for Men Who Have Sex With Men (October 27th, 2015) Last month, the world achieved a major milestone in the fight against the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM).  The lack of guidance on how to implement HIV-related services targeting this community was addressed by a group …

More Advocacy Required for Adequate Inclusion of MSM in PEPFAR Processes

Published: November 11, 2015

Advocacy Still Required to Ensure Men Who Have Sex with Men and other Key Populations Are Adequately Considered in PEPFAR Processes October 7, 2015 – On September 17th, the Executive Director of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), Dr. George Ayala, met with Ambassador Deborah Birx and other officials from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator …

MSMGF Celebrates Groundbreaking Global Guidelines for HIV ART and PrEP But Calls for the Removal of Barriers to Access Among MSM

Published: November 11, 2015

Crucial Recommendations Have Potential to Change the Epidemic by Simplifying ART for People Living with HIV and Revolutionizing Prevention for People at Risk (September 30, 2015)– The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) commends the World Health Organization (WHO) for issuing new guidelines on immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all HIV-positive people and for encouraging the availability of pre-exposure …

A Fundamental Shift: The Future of the Global MSM and HIV Movement

Published: November 11, 2015

MSMGF Begins to Plan for the Next 5 Years by Looking 25 Years Ahead (September 23, 2015)–The global landscape for HIV and MSM is dramatically and rapidly changing. Reductions and disparities in funding for community based programs led by MSM or serving MSM are evident. Incidence of HIV among MSM in many parts of the world remain unabated; criminalization, stigma, …

Global Launch of MSMIT: A Comprehensive Guide for Implementing Sexual Health Interventions With Men Who Have Sex with Men

Published: November 11, 2015

A new and critical tool for implementing comprehensive sexual health services with men who have sex with men has been developed by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV), together with UNDP, WHO, USAID, PEPFAR, and BMGF with contributions from over 100 experts from around the world. The publication, Implementing Comprehensive HIV and …

MSMGF on the Rentboy Raids–No Justice in Criminalizing Sex Work

Published: November 11, 2015

MSMGF Troubled by Backsliding Human Rights and Receding Civil Liberties August 26, 2015 – The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) joins human rights advocates in opposing raids against Rentboy.com by federal and state law enforcement officials in the United States of America (U.S.A.), which arrested seven people associated with the website. Arrests come only two days after Amnesty …

Sign This Petition to Support the Decriminalization of Sex Work and Protect All Human Rights

Published: August 3, 2015

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) would like to formally commend Amnesty International on their draft policy supporting decriminalization of sex work. We know that more than two years of extensive research has preceded your conclusions and proposals. The draft policy is critical to advancing the human rights of sex workers and addressing the violence sex workers experience in their …