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 …

PrEP for MSM Cannot Wait

Published: July 16, 2015

 PrEP for MSM Cannot Wait  The Leading Global Network on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) Calls for Communities of Men Who Have Sex With Men Worldwide to Rally Behind Sexual Health Strategies July 15, 2015 (Oakland,CA)–MSMGF calls for the widespread availability of and access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an integral part of comprehensive sexual health programs for men who have …

MSMGF Board Member, Tom Whitman, Joins Board of National AIDS Monument

Published: June 23, 2015

(Los Angeles) June 10, 2015–The Foundation for a National AIDS Monument today announced three new members of its Board of Directors. Actor and activist  Zachary Quinto, William Morris Endeavor Board Member Mark Itkin and marketing executive and MSMGF Board Member Tom Whitman (pictured). All three men add a wealth of knowledge, leadership and experience to support the growth and development …

Successes, Concerns and Next Steps in Engaging Men Who Have Sex with Men and Other Key Populations PEPFAR Country Operational Plans: STAY ENGAGED!

Published: June 19, 2015

June 18, 2015 – The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) attended the PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) Review, held during the week of June 6th, in Windhoek, Namibia.  COPs for 6 PEPFAR recipient countries – Cameroon, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Uganda – were discussed and revised. MSMGF together with global and local partners raised major concerns with …

Pope Francis Agrees to Historic Meeting With Simón Cazal, a Married Gay Activist and MSMGF Steering Committee Member

Published: June 12, 2015

Pope Francis is slated to hold his first public meeting with a married gay activist during a visit to Paraguay On July 11th.    Activist Simón Cazal, executive director of the Paraguayan LGBT rights group SOMOSGAY, husband of Sergio López (pictured below at the MSMGF Strategic Planning meeting) will have a public audience with the pope in Paraguay. The couple was married in Argentina …

Mise à jour sur les réussites et défis de l’engagement des populations clés dans le cadre du processus du Plan opérationnel national 2015

Published: June 11, 2015

5 juin 2015– Le Forum mondial sur les HSH & le VIH (MSMGF) continue à travailler avec le Bureau américain de la coordination mondiale pour le Sida (OGAC) et les réseaux de la société civile pour s’assurer de l’engagement significatif des populations clés dans le processus du Plan opérationnel national du PEPFAR (COP) de 2015. Comme nous l’avons présenté dans …

Update on Successes and Challenges to Engagement of Key Populations in the PEPFAR 2015 Country Operational Plan Process

Published: June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015 – The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) continues to work with the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and civil society networks to monitor the meaningful engagement of in-country key populations in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) 2015 process. As we presented in our March and April community updates, OGAC has issued new PEPFAR COP process requirements that mandate a …

World Health Organization: BRIEF SEXUALITY-RELATED COMMUNICATION

Published: May 11, 2015

Recommendations For a Public Health Approach The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a comprehensive document  aimed at health service policy makers and providers regarding the crucial importance and process of communication around sexuality, sexual health and practices. Two primary target audiences:  Health service policy-makers who need to plan for the inclusion of Brief Sexuality Communication (BSC) in health …