Jumping Hurdles with Adolescents: We Need More Than Just an HIV Test

Published: July 22, 2016

by Niluka Perera Reaching adolescents remains a paramount challenge in the HIV response, may they be perinatally infected with HIV or are from key populations. The number one killer of adolescents living with HIV in Africa is AIDS. More than 95% of all new HIV infections among young people in Asia and Pacific occur among adolescents of key populations. Young …

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Pre-Conference Registration and IAC Profile Check List

Published: June 30, 2016

MSMGF is very excited about the 12th International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa and our Pre-Conference on Saturday July 16th, Action + Access: Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global HIV Response. Featuring a stellar collection of abstract-driven and special sessions, we are confident that our program selections will inspire, educate, motivate and reignite our …

Moving on from a High-Level Failure

Published: June 20, 2016

Advocacy Entry Points and Follow-Up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS Political Declaration As MSMGF reported last week with NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform), United Nations member states adopted a very weak …

Exclusion Kills! Gay Men and Sex Workers Worldwide Express Anger Over Attempts by Governments to Erase Key Populations from the UN Political Declaration on HIV & AIDS

Published: June 3, 2016

On May 27th, new draft language was released for the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, which is scheduled to be finalized in New York City next week (Wednesday, June 8 to Friday, June 10) at the United Nations. The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) together with the …

United Nations HLM Political Declaration Zero Draft Released: Early Highlights and Important Next Steps

Published: April 19, 2016

Yesterday, April 18th, the United Nations Mission co-facilitators, Zambia and Switzerland released the “Zero Draft” of the political declaration for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM). MSMGF thanks the governments of Zambia and Switzerland for facilitating an inclusive process in developing and releasing the Zero Draft. This draft builds on the 2011 Political Declaration, aligning with the Sustainable …

Advocacy Next Steps for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

Published: April 14, 2016

Ensuring a Bold Response to the Political Declaration Zero Draft   MSMGF has provided recommendations on several key advocacy entry points to influence the document drafts that lead-up to the High-Level Meeting (HLM) in June. These include: April 15 – Release of the Zero Draft Political Declaration The UN Mission co-facilitators Switzerland and Zambia have indicated that they will release …

Unfinished Business: Taking Bolder Action to Address HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: April 11, 2016

Last Tuesday, April 5th, MSMGF held the Civil Society Hearings Side Event, Unfinished Business – Taking bolder action to address HIV among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, at the United Nations in New York City in close consultation with the Global Platform to Fast Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay, …

MEDIA ALERT! SIDE EVENT on HIV & AIDS at the United Nations in New York: April 5th, 3PM-6PM

Published: March 29, 2016

“Unfinished Business: HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men” March 29, 2016 (Oakland, California)- MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) is organizing a Side Event to the upcoming Civil Society Hearings in the lead-up to the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS (HLM) in New York. Titled: Unfinished …

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?

Published: March 17, 2016

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?:Engaging with the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS One of the key global HIV advocacy opportunities of this year, if not of many years to come, will occur at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM), to be held at the United Nations …

World Health Organization: BRIEF SEXUALITY-RELATED COMMUNICATION

Published: May 11, 2015

Recommendations For a Public Health Approach The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a comprehensive document  aimed at health service policy makers and providers regarding the crucial importance and process of communication around sexuality, sexual health and practices. Two primary target audiences:  Health service policy-makers who need to plan for the inclusion of Brief Sexuality Communication (BSC) in health …

Successful Engagement of Key Populations in the Global Fund Country Dialogue Process: The Experience of Cameroon

Published: May 8, 2015

The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) is pleased to share a case study from Cameroon of the successful engagement of key populations advocates in the Global Fund country dialogue process. Under the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM), community participation is required. In Cameroon, the successful engagement of key populations (sex workers, people who use drugs, MSM and …