Turning the Tide: Increasing Access to HIV Prevention and Care for Men Who Have Sex with Men in Ghana

Published: September 20, 2012

A Q&A with Kim Green, Deputy Country Director for Ghana, FHI 360 —

According to the most recent Lancet issue, even though men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV, they continue to be excluded from HIV services because of stigma, discrimination and criminalization. One of the primary challenges to reducing HIV prevalence is providing health care workers with training that breaks down stigma and humanizes men who have sex with men. FHI 360 is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the national government of Ghana, and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and health workers to implement innovative programs aimed at turning that tide. In the following conversation, Kimberly Green, FHI 360’s Deputy Country Director in Ghana, describes the work.

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