Organized in conjuction with our Youth Reference Group and local co-hosts COC, GNP+, and ICSS
MSMGF organizes an event before each International AIDS Conference to provide a platform for activists, researchers, implementers, and donors focused on gay and bisexual men to share the most recent research, best practices, and advocacy strategies.
Since its inception in 2006, the MSMGF pre-meeting has grown to become the world’s largest event focused on the health and human rights of gay and bisexual men.
This year’s MSMGF’s Pre-Meeting theme will shine a spotlight on young gay and bisexual men’s community-level contributions to HIV prevention. Pre-Meeting participants will strategize approaches to fast-tracking global HIV prevention targets. Topics to be addressed will include:
- Demand generation for comprehensive prevention that includes community-led PrEP programs;
- Barriers to and facilitators of HIV service access;
- Implications of shrinking resources and donor withdrawal on meeting global HIV targets with key populations;
- Technical capacity of service providers to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of gay and bisexual men; and
- Coalition building to tackle overly generic prevention approaches targeting youth
Stay tuned for more info for our preconference at AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam!
Learn More About our Previous Conferences:
One of the seminal events organized by MSMGF is a pre-conference event that takes place before each International AIDS Conference. We provide a platform for activists, researchers, implementers, and donors focused on MSM to share the most recent research, good practices, and advocacy strategies.
This year our Pre-Conference is held in Durban, South Africa on July 16th and our theme is Action + Access: Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global HIV Response. We will bring together 700 activists and advocates who understand the crucial need to bring MSM issues to the forefront in the HIV response if we are going to be successful in making progress towards ending AIDS, The Pre-Conference will cover a myriad of important issues like homophobia, discrimination, criminalization, violence, region specific challenges, drug use (chemsex), sex apps and other ICT, social media, PrEP, transgender issues, structural barriers, universal access, community mobilization and many more exciting topics.
Download the PDF here.
Since its inception in 2006, the MSMGF pre-conference has grown to become the world’s largest event focused on the health and human rights of MSM.
The Final Report of MSMGF activities at AIDS 2016 is now available here.