HIV and Men who have Sex with Men in Asia and the Pacific – UNAIDS Best Practice Collection

Published: September 1, 2006

HIV and Men who have Sex with Men in Asia and the Pacific – UNAIDS Best Practice Collection
 
Table of contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms 6
Foreword 7
Executive Summary 9
Lessons Learnt 13
     Working with Governments and Health Authorities 13
     Working with Mainstream Communities 13
     Health Services 14
     Outreach Activities 15
           Staff 15
           Working with Specific Groups 15
           Information for Dissemination 15
           Developing and Packaging Information, Education and Communication Materials 16
           Methods 17
           Organizing Group Sessions and Workshops 17
           At Venues used by Men who have Sex with Men 18
     Community Building and Mobilization 18
     Care and Support 19
     Research 20
     Advocacy 21
     Administrative and Management Issues 21
Introduction 23
     Examining Programmes for Men who have Sex with Men in Asia and the Pacific 23
     Men who have Sex with Men in Asia and the Pacific 23
     Social and Legal Constraints on Men who have Sex with Men in Asia and the Pacific 26
     HIV in Asia and the Pacific 27
Bandhu Social Welfare Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh 29
     Bangladesh and Dhaka 29
     Men who have Sex with Men in Bangladesh 29
     HIV in Bangladesh 30
     Bandhu Social Welfare Society 30
     Men who have Sex with Men Programme 31
               Field Services 31
               Health Services 32
               Centre-based Services 32
               Research 33
               Strategic Planning 33
               Engagement with the Government and other Nongovernmental
               Organizations 34
     Lessons Learnt 34
Naz Foundation (India) Trust, New Delhi, India 36
     India and New Delhi 36
     Men who have Sex with Men in India 36
     HIV in India 37
     Naz Foundation (India) Trust 38
     Men who have Sex with Men Programme 39
                Outreach 39
                Counselling and Support 39
                Training Materials 40
                Advocacy 40
    Lessons Learnt 40
Aksi Stop AIDS (ASA), Jakarta, Indonesia 41
     Indonesia and Jakarta 41
     Men who have Sex with Men in Jakarta 41
     HIV in Indonesia 42
     Aksi Stop AIDS and Family Health International, Indonesia 44
     Men who have Sex with Men Programme 44
          Engaging the Authorities 44
          Behavioural Surveillance Surveys 44
          Working with other Nongovernmental organizations and Health Care Services 44
      Lessons Learnt 46
The Library Foundation, Manila, the Philippines 47
      The Philippines and Manila 47
      Men who have Sex with Men in the Philippines 47
      HIV in the Philippines 48
      The Library Foundation 50
      Men who have Sex with Men Programme 50
           Healthy Interaction and Values Workshops 50
           Community Space 50
           Peer Educators Training 50
           Research 51
           Advocacy 51
           Networking for a common cause 51
    Lessons Learnt 52
AIDS Concern, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR), China 53
     Hong Kong SAR 53
     Men who have Sex with Men in Hong Kong SAR 53
     HIV in Hong Kong SAR 53
     AIDS Concern 54
     Men who have Sex with Men Programme 55
          Sauna Outreach  55
          Testing 56
          Sauna Research 57
          Outreach at Public Cruising Venues 57
          Internet Outreach 58
          Involvement in Committees 59
          Men who have Sex with Men Events 59
          Information, Education and Communication Materials and Safer Sex Kits 59
     Lessons Learnt 60
New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand 61
     New Zealand and Auckland 61
     Men who have Sex with Men in New Zealand 61
     HIV in New Zealand 63
     New Zealand AIDS Foundation 64
     Men who have Sex with Men Programme 65
          Workshops 65
          Information, Education and Communication Materials 66
          Engaging with other Nongovernmental Organizations and Agencies 66
          Other Efforts 66
     Lessons Learnt 66
Final thoughts 68
 
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