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 …

Video: Gay Serviceman Erased from Military, Sex Workers Talk Shop, and Gay Activists are Cruising

Published: July 21, 2016

by Mark S. King www.MyFabulousDisease.com Twitter @MyFabDisease Somewhere Elizabeth Taylor is grinning from ear to ear. Her grandchildren have not only become HIV activists in their own right, but they dove right into an HIV criminalization demonstration that took over the main stage at AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa. In my latest video from the global event, I chat with …

Donor Cuts for Global HIV Investments Imperil Programming for Key Populations

Published: July 21, 2016

Durban, South Africa – MSMGF attended Tuesday a press conference to address the findings of a new Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS report presenting alarming data that 13 of 14 donor governments reduced funding in 2014-2015 for AIDS investments in low- and middle-income countries. Chris Beyrer of the International AIDS Society noted this reduction in funding is expected to fall particularly hard …

Engagement Tour of Denis Hurley Center

Published: July 20, 2016

by Michael Clark On Monday July 18, I went with 5 others to volunteer and tour the Denis Hurley Centre in downtown Durban. The inter-faith soup kitchen, HIV clinic and training center serves the needs of the poorest of the poor in Durban, many of whom are refugees, drug addicts and/or sexual minorities. Serving hearty meals six days a week, …

We Have Yet to Understand the Needs of Young MSM

Published: July 20, 2016

By Niluka Perera   It’s bad enough that gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men are left behind in the HIV response despite a very clear story that is being told by the available data. However it is even more disheartening to see young gay and bisexual men and other young men who have sex …