MSMIT: Practical Guidance for Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs for Men Who Have Sex With Men
(October 27th, 2015) Last month, the world achieved a major milestone in the fight against the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM). The lack of guidance on how to implement HIV-related services targeting this community was addressed by a group of global agencies led by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in partnership with the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF). Offering highly detailed and practical guidance on the implementation of HIV and STI programs, the MSM Implementation Toolkit (MSMIT) was finally launched!
The MSMIT is a great way to increase your knowledge around designing sexual health programs for MSM in your country, or to simply take action. In an effort to help advocates, public health officials, and healthcare professionals around the world get better oriented to the MSMIT, MSMGF has released a new 5-minute multimedia presentation. The short clip highlights a few critical aspects of this tool and can be viewed through MSMGF’s YouTube channel or by clicking here.
About Us: MSMGF has worked since 2006 to encourage targeted, tailored, better resourced, and rights- based sexual health services for gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) worldwide through its advocacy and technical support work. As a global network, MSMGF has successfully influenced HIV responses at the local level through shifts in global-level policies and has effectively utilized public health as an entry point for advancing the human rights of LGBT people. MSMGF currently supports programs in 15 countries.