Focusing on the Legal, Social and Policy Barriers to HIV Services for Key Populations

Published: July 18, 2016

Durban, South Africa – In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have …

A High-Level Failure for the United Nations on Key Populations

Published: June 8, 2016

Gay Men, Transgender People and Sex Workers Outraged Over Failed Political Declaration From the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS New York, NY – The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), The Global Network of Trans Women and HIV (IRGT), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE),  and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) together with the Global Platform to …

QUICK REFERENCE FACT SHEET: HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: May 19, 2016

Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men are among the small number of remaining groups for which the HIV epidemic remains uncontrolled worldwide. Inability to mount responses based on epidemiologic and published research threatens to undermine gains made in reaching global targets set by UNAIDS. This fact sheet provides some alarming statistics which reinforce the …

UN High-Level Meeting Zero Draft: 5 Critical Priorities for Key Populations in the Global HIV Response

Published: April 22, 2016

On Monday, the UN 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). In the days since, civil society organizations have provided extensive feedback to defend and strengthen points critical to the many communities affected by the global HIV response. In particular, MSMGF contributed to and supports …

MSMGF Responds: UNAIDS Draft Strategy for 2016-2021 Can Be Bolder

Published: November 11, 2015

(Monday, September 7th, 2015)–Last week, MSMGF submitted comments to UNAIDS Draft Strategy for 2016-2021. Although we stand by UNAIDS’ call to fast-track the HIV response, we were disappointed with the draft’s timidity concerning men who have sex with men and other key populations. MSMGF encourages UNAIDS to be bolder in its call for unfettered HIV treatment on demand immediately after …

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 …