Pre-Meeting at AIDS 2018

Join us July 22nd for MSMGF’s 2018 Pre-Meeting in Amsterdam

Organized in conjuction with our Youth Reference Group and local co-hosts COC, GNP+, and ICSS

Register now for the 2018 International AIDS Conference

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:


MSMGF Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence in Advocacy for MSM

conferenceOne 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.

Photos from the Access & Action MSMGF Pre-Conference can be found using the following links: Pre-Conference Photos; Pre-Conference Breakout Sessions; Durban March.

More than 500 attendees representing 268 organizations across 59 countries attended the MSMGF Pre-Conference at AIDS 2014, entitled “Setting the Pace: Gay Men, MSM, and Transgender People in the Global HIV Response.”

Read the full report.

More than 650 attendees representing over 500 organizations from more than 100 countries attended the 2012 MSMGF Pre-Conference, entitled “From Stigma to Strength: Strategies for MSM, Transgender People, and Their Allies in a Shifting AIDS Landscape.”

Read the Full Report.

More than 500 attendees from over 80 countries came together for the 2010 MSMGF Pre-Conference, entitled “Be Heard: Gay Men and Other MSM in the Global HIV Pandemic.”

Read the Full Report.

More than 400 attendees from over 70 countries attended for the 2008 MSMGF Pre-Conference Satellite. The event focused on the global lack of research on HIV among MSM and its contribution to a dearth of resources to address the epidemic among MSM.

Read the Full Report.