Remarks from the UNAIDS Global Prevention Coalition

Published: October 10, 2017

The Global Prevention Coalition meeting is an opportunity for UN Member States, members of civil society, philanthropists, academics and international organizations to generate support for the launch of a global HIV prevention coalition. The meeting is currently taking place at UN Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please read our latest joint publication Reconsidering Primary Prevention of HIV: New …

No End to HIV Until Human Rights of Key Populations are Protected

Published: October 9, 2017

Last week, MSMGF attended the UN’s Human Rights Council Social Forum on “the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of the HIV epidemic and other communicable diseases and other epidemics.” An annual three-day meeting in Geneva, the Social Forum is a unique space for open and interactive dialogue between civil society, representatives of Member States, and intergovernmental organizations. …

ACT NOW: Leaders Call on UN to Address Key Populations in Primary Prevention of HIV

Published: October 9, 2017

More than 175 leaders in the field of global sexual health and human rights have endorsed a new publication that lays out steps for a strengthened and more comprehensive global HIV prevention response ahead of this year’s UNAIDS Global Prevention Coalition meeting. Click here to Sign the Call to Action Download a PDF of Reconsidering Primary Prevention of HIV The …

Reconsidering Primary Prevention of HIV: New Steps Forward in The Global Response

Published: October 4, 2017

Download the Publication Click here to Sign the Call to Action Lead by MSMGF in conjunction with global key population networks GATE, IRGT, GNP+, NSWP, ICW, INPUD, and the Platform, this new publication emphasizes the need for a nuanced strategy that combines the efficacy of new biomedical interventions with the guidance and leadership of communities that continue to be disproportionately …

Is PEPFAR Leaving Behind Key Populations?

Published: September 28, 2017

MSMGF expresses deep concern about the new PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020) launched last week by US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is one of the largest donors to the global fight against HIV, and it is widely seen as one of the most effective and strategic programs the …

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 …