Shame-Less: Stigma Interventions That Work

Published: July 22, 2016

by Michael Clark One of the hot new areas of the sociological aspects of HIV surround stigma and ways to reduce it as an individual or a community. I attended multiple sessions reviewing data from research projects around the world. From sex workers in Dominican Republic to the recently diagnosed in Lesotho, there is demand for evidence-based intervention strategies that …

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 …

Human Rights and Gender Based Violence

Published: July 18, 2016

by Michael Clark Deeply ingrained cultural gender norms put the lives of trans and non-gender conforming people at risk for discrimination, violence and other violations of human rights. The three panelists the “Human Rights and Gender Based Violence” session of the No More Lip Service, Trans Access, Equality & Rights Now pre-conference highlighted research in the United States and Kenya. …

Mark S. King's First Video From the MSMGF Pre-Conference!

Published: July 17, 2016

Gay Men at AIDS2016 Talk Stigma, Chem Sex and PrEP Drug Smuggling The most stunning facet of the MSM pre-conference (“Gay Day”) at AIDS2016, sponsored by MSMGF, was that so many of the gay men in attendance had the courage to show up at all. Held Saturday, the gathering featured hundreds of gay HIV advocates, including those from countries in …

Durban MSMGF Pre-Conference Recap: Action + Access

Published: July 17, 2016

Hello from the 12th International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa! The brightest minds are already swirling with ideas, the halls are littered with publications and flyers and the amount of information being shared is already overwhelming after just two days of pre-conferences. There are endless highlights to report and the official conference has not even begun. There is no …

MSMGF Mourns

Published: June 13, 2016

Mass Shooting in Orlando is Not an Isolated Incident but Linked to a Larger Pattern of Societal Ills Receiving news of the mass shooting that took place at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. was unnerving and heartbreaking. The news came just after MSMGF and its partners spent the prior week educating governments, including the U.S., at the United …

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 …

A Fundamental Shift: The Future of the Global MSM and HIV Movement

Published: November 11, 2015

MSMGF Begins to Plan for the Next 5 Years by Looking 25 Years Ahead (September 23, 2015)–The global landscape for HIV and MSM is dramatically and rapidly changing. Reductions and disparities in funding for community based programs led by MSM or serving MSM are evident. Incidence of HIV among MSM in many parts of the world remain unabated; criminalization, stigma, …