Publications

Advocates and service providers work most effectively when equipped with clear, comprehensive analysis of relevant policies and developments in the field. To meet this need, the MSMGF engages in knowledge translation and knowledge production, generating numerous publications on issues that impact MSM health and human rights at regional and global levels.

Check out additional publications in the research section of our website.


Agenda 2030 for LGBTI Health & Well-Being
July 2017
Released ahead of the 2017 UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, this paper calls on countries to recognize and address the impact of stigma, discrimination, violence, and criminalization on health. In collaboration with OutRight Action International and The Global Platform to Fast Track the Human Rights and HIV Responses with Gay and Bisexual Men, MSMGF argues for a global health and development approach that is inclusive of LGBTI people.



Getting on the Fast Track: Advocacy Priorities for the Global HIV and HUman Rights Responses with Gay & Bisexual Men
May 2017
In 2015, UNAIDS introduced a set of targets to accelerate the global response to HIV. Although this has resulted in HIV incidence remaining flat or beginning to decrease in a few select cities, HIV remains unabated among gay and bisexual men in many parts of the world. This paper carefully details next steps for coordinated action on reaching global targets in the HIV epidemic.





Will the Global HIV Response Fail?
November 2016
Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men are among the small number of groups for whom HIV remains uncontrolled worldwide. Although there have been recent and notable decreases in HIV incidence across several countries, prevalence and incidence is consistently higher or rising among men who have sex with men when compared with other groups.









(Even) Greater Than  the Sum of Its Parts A Case Study on Working Together as the Consortium  of MSM and Transgender Networks
(Even) Greater Than the Sum of its Parts: Lessons Learned from a Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

Jan 2016

Lessons Learned from a Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

 



Expert Consultation on Implementation Science and Operational Research Priorities for Strengthening Access to Care and Treatment Services for MSM Living with HIV
Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men

December 2015

New Series of Research Briefs Examines Challenges and Opportunities to Global HIV Service Scale-up for MSM

 



Services Under Siege: The Impact of Anti-LGBT Violence on HIV Programs
Services Under Siege: Violence against LGBT People Stymies HIV Prevention & Treatment

December 2015

New Global Review Examines Prevalence of Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Impact on Access to HIV Services

 



Youth Reference Group Action Plan 2015-2017

Youth Reference Group Action Plan 2015-2017
December 2014

This document outlines the MSMGF Youth Reference Group’s Action Plan to support the health and human rights of young MSM (YMSM) over the next three years.



Global Action with Local Impact

Global Action with Local Impact: Why Advocacy Matters
November 2014

This publication explores the role of global-level advocacy in addressing HIV among people living with HIV, people who inject drugs, sex workers, and LGBT people.



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MSM in Sub-Saharan Africa: Health, Access, & HIV
July 2014

This policy brief examines access to basic HIV services among MSM in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the roles of stigma, violence, and community engagement in impacting levels of access among MSM in the region. (Erratum)



Access Challenges for HIV Treatment: People Living with HIV and Key Populations in Middle-Income Countries

Access Challenges for HIV Treatment: People Living with HIV and Key Populations in Middle-Income Countries
November 2013

This policy brief examines challenges in accessing affordable HIV treatment for people living with HIV and key populations, providing recommendations for increasing access in middle-income countries.



Community Systems Strengthening and Key Populations

Community Systems Strengthening and Key Populations
October 2013

This publication details the strengths and weaknesses of community systems strengthening (CSS) for addressing HIV among key populations, providing recommendations for maximizing its impact.



Coverage of Key Populations at the 2012 International AIDS Conference

Coverage of Key Populations at the 2012 International AIDS Conference
June 2013

This publication features a systematic analysis of the number, quality, and geographic coverage of abstracts on key populations at the 2012 International AIDS Conference (IAC).

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Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: Health, Access, & HIV

Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: Health, Access, & HIV
April 2013

This policy brief examines housing, violence, and other HIV risk factors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) globally using data from the 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights survey (2012 GMHR).



Fact Sheet: 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Survey

Fact Sheet: 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Survey
February 2013

This fact sheet presents findings from the MSMGF’s recent report, “Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment for MSM,” featuring information on access to HIV services among MSM globally.

(Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian)



Compendium of Technical Bulletins on HIV Prevention and Treatment for MSM

Compendium of Technical Bulletins on HIV Prevention and Treatment for MSM
December 2012

This compendium includes 12 technical bulletins that provide in-depth explanations of the latest intervention strategies in the field of HIV prevention and treatment for MSM, as well as detailed information about diagnostic technology and HIV coinfection with tuberculosis and viral hepatitis.

(Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian)



Community Update for MSM Advocates: PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation: What does it mean for MSM?

Community Update for MSM Advocates: PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation: What does it mean for MSM?
December 2012

This community update highlights aspects of the new PEPFAR Blueprint relevant to MSM advocates and service providers, as well as opportunities to use the Blueprint to support local MSM programming.



Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment for Men Who Have Sex with Men: Findings from the 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Study (GMHR)

Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment for Men Who Have Sex with Men: Findings from the 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights Study (GMHR)
December 2012

This publication reports the main findings from the 2012 GHMR global online survey and regional focus groups conducted with MSM in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.



MSM & HIV Policy Dashboard

MSM & HIV Policy Dashboard
December 2012

A quick reference guide for HIV prevalence among MSM; UNGASS indicators relevant to MSM reported in 2008 and 2010; criminalization and legal environment for MSM; and HIV investments targeting MSM in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.



Community Update for MSM Advocates: Changes at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Community Update for MSM Advocates: Changes at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
September 2012

This community update highlights the major developments at the Global Fund relevant to HIV advocates dedicated to advancing the health and human rights of MSM, including new mechanisms for civil society engagement and next steps for continued advocacy.



The Robert Carr Doctrine

The Robert Carr Doctrine
July 2012

The product of a collaboration between global networks of gay men, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, and people living with HIV, the Carr Doctrine calls on all stakeholders to rethink the global response to AIDS, urging actors to recognize that HIV is not just a public health issue, but rather a symptom of underlying societal inequities and injustices.



Missing Voices from the Field: A Selection of MSM & Transgender Abstracts Rejected from the 2012 International AIDS Conference

Missing Voices from the Field: A Selection of MSM & Transgender Abstracts Rejected from the 2012 International AIDS Conference
July 2012

“Missing Voices” features over 100 abstracts on gay men, other MSM, and transgender people that were rejected and therefore omitted from the 2012 International AIDS Conference, highlighting important new and previously unseen data from around the world.



Top 10 in 2011: Key Global Policy Developments Concerning MSM & HIV

Top 10 in 2011: Key Global Policy Developments Concerning MSM & HIV
January 2012

The MSMGF’s report highlighting the top ten policy developments of 2011. Entitled, “Top 10 in 2011: Key Global Policy Developments Concerning MSM & HIV,” the document details the successes and failures of the past year in an effort to help chart a course forward.



HIV Prevention Report Cards for Men Who Have Sex with Men

HIV Prevention Report Cards for Men Who Have Sex with Men
September 2011

Developed in collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), each report card summarizes current HIV prevention strategies and services for MSM and transgender people.

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Drug Chart for HIV Treatment

Drug Chart for HIV Treatment
September 2011

To address the lack of treatment information tailored to the needs of MSM available in different languages, we have developed a drug chart that includes all approved and generic drugs for the treatment of HIV with dosing and side effects information.

(Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)



An analysis of major HIV donor investments targeting men who have sex with men and transgender people in low- and middle-income countries

An analysis of major HIV donor investments targeting men who have sex with men and transgender people in low- and middle-income countries
August 2011

Commissioned by the Global Fund, this report examines global investments in HIV programming for MSM and transgender people.



Access to HIV Prevention Services and Attitudes about Emerging Strategies: A Global Survey of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and their Health Care Providers

Access to HIV Prevention Services and Attitudes about Emerging Strategies: A Global Survey of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and their Health Care Providers
July 2011

This report presents the results of the MSMGF’s 2010 Global Men’s Health and Rights survey, focused on prevention access, homophobia and knowledge of emerging technologies like PrEP.

(Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish)



Engaging with Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Clinical Setting: A Primer for Physicians, Nurses and Other Health Care Providers

Engaging with Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Clinical Setting: A Primer for Physicians, Nurses and Other Health Care Providers
May 2011

This primer aims to improve the standard of clinical care for MSM by providing basic knowledge about homosexuality and MSM health needs, as well as offering a set of principles for effective engagement of MSM in a healthcare setting.

(English, French, Russian, Spanish)



Coverage of Four Key Populations at the 2010 International AIDS Conference

Coverage of Four Key Populations at the 2010 International AIDS Conference
March 2011

This report details the MSMGF’s audit of all program content at the 2010 International AIDS Conference, revealing the percentage of conference sessions devoted to MSM, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs.



SENSE

SENSE

Sense is the MSMGF’s multilingual online publication for MSM living with HIV. With contributions from gay men and other MSM around the world, Sense features personal stories about living with HIV in four different languages.

(English, Spanish, French, Portuguese)



War Diaries

War Diaries
February 2011

A collaboraiton with APLA, War Diaries features poetry, memoir, critical essays, and original artwork by and about black gay and bisexual men. Edited by Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy.



Top Ten Key Global Policy Developments in 2010: Reflections from the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)

Top Ten Key Global Policy Developments in 2010: Reflections from the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
February 2011

Focusing on issues concerning MSM, HIV and human rights at the global level, the MSMGF has developed a list of the 10 most significant policy issues and events of the past year.



MSMGF Note on the 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on AIDS

MSMGF Note on the 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on AIDS
February 2011

To help clarify the process and facilitate civil society participation, the MSMGF has put together a brief on various processes leading up to the 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on AIDS. This note also contains top-line messaging concerning the AIDS epidemic among MSM with links to helpful resources and key documents.

(English, French, Spanish)



In Our Own Words – Preferences, Values and Perspectives on HIV Prevention and Treatment: A Civil Society Consultation with MSM & Transgender People

In Our Own Words – Preferences, Values and Perspectives on HIV Prevention and Treatment: A Civil Society Consultation with MSM & Transgender People
December 2010

The WHO commissioned the MSMGF to conduct a series of interviews with MSM and transgender people around the world regarding experiences and perspectives on prevention and treatment for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. This report is based on open-ended interviews with respondents from 27 different countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, North America and Western Europe.



Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV

Advancing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV
May 2010

The product of a collaboration with the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), this policy brief provides an examination of issues linked to the sexual and reproductive health of MSM living with HIV, including recommendations for advancing the sexual health and rights of MSM living with HIV.

(English, French, Russian, Spanish)



Lessons from the Front Lines: Effective Community-Led Responses to HIV and AIDS Among MSM and Transgender Populations

Lessons from the Front Lines: Effective Community-Led Responses to HIV and AIDS Among MSM and Transgender Populations
July 2010

This report provides organizational profiles that were developed on the basis of interviews conducted with key field informants from select community-based organizations are presented along with a discussion of major themes that define their successes and challenges.

(English, French, Russian, Spanish)



HIV Prevention with MSM: Balancing Evidence with Rights-based Principles of Practice

HIV Prevention with MSM: Balancing Evidence with Rights-based Principles of Practice
June 2010

This policy brief challenges the silence at the global level about the disproportionate impact that HIV and AIDS have on MSM, and calls for ethically implemented and methodologically sound surveillance, along with epidemiologic and social science research that could sensitively inform HIV prevention and advocacy responses around the world.

(English, French, Russian, Spanish)



Social Discrimination Against Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

Social Discrimination Against Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)
May 2010

This policy brief provides an overview of social discrimination as it relates to MSM and HIV, and includes recommendations for concerted action and policy development guided by a human rights framework.

(English, French, Russian, Spanish)



Reaching MSM in the Global HIV and AIDS Epidemic

Reaching MSM in the Global HIV and AIDS Epidemic
February 2010

This policy brief provides an introduction to HIV among gay men and other MSM and identifies key strategic areas that are essential to turning the tide of the epidemic.

(Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish)