HIV Prevention Report Card for Men who Have Sex with Men Macedonia

Published: September 14, 2011

This Report Card is one in a series produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with the support of the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Gay men and other men who have sex with men are disproportionately
affected by HIV. These communities are also often among the most marginalized and discriminated against in society due to laws that criminalize their behaviours making it difficult for them to exercise
their human rights, including accessing health services.

This Report Card summarizes the current situation of HIV prevention strategies and services for gay men and other men who have sex with men in Macedonia and aims to support efforts to increase and improve the programmatic, policy and funding actions taken on HIV prevention.

The research analyses four key components that are widely recognized to be essential for effective action on HIV prevention for key populations:

1. Legal and social context
2. Availability of services
3. Accessibility of services
4. Participation and rights

It also provides recommendations for key national, regional and international stakeholders and service providers, to enhance action on HIV prevention strategies and services for gay men and
other men who have sex with men.

This Report Card is based on extensive research carried out during 2010 including published data and in-country qualitative research in Macedonia. More detailed information can be found in a
research dossier available on request from IPPF.This Report Card is one in a series produced by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with the support of the Global Forum on MSM
and HIV (MSMGF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Gay men and other men who have sex with men are disproportionately affected by HIV. These communities are also often among the most marginalized and discriminated against in society due
to laws that criminalize their behaviours making it difficult for them to exercise
their human rights, including accessing health services.

This Report Card summarizes the current situation of HIV prevention strategies and services for gay men and other men who have sex with men in Macedonia and aims to support efforts to increase
and improve the programmatic, policy and funding actions taken on HIV prevention.

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