The MSM Country Snapshots is a new publication series that disseminates strategic information on HIV and men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia and the Pacific. The four- to five-page documents are intended to circulate good practices, share progress, stimulate discussion, and inform priority interventions and advocacy efforts.
The Snapshots were initiated in recognition of the difficulty of accessing up-to-date country-level information on MSM and HIV. Most importantly, they allow for convenient access to key findings for anyone without paid subscription to academic journals or knowledge of sources for biological and behavioral surveillance data. The documents synthesize key findings at time of publication that span four areas of information: epidemiological, behavioural, programmatic, and legal.
The MSM Country Snapshots were developed collaboratively between the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre’s HIV, Health and Development Team, UNAIDS, the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), HIV & AIDS Data Hub, national AIDS authorities, and local civil society.
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