OPPORTUNITY: TEACH Technical Advisor

Published: March 21, 2017

The IRGT: A Global Network of Trans Women and HIV is seeking expressions of interest from trans-identified individuals to become Technical Advisors for a new program called Trans Education + Action = Capacity for Health (TEACH). TEACH is an IRGT-MSMGF initiative designed to strengthen the capacity of trans-led organizations to more competitively apply for grant funding and build local organizational …

Action for Access! Community in the Driver’s Seat for Research

Published: March 20, 2017

Pictured Above: Sonya Arreola and Jeffery Walimbwa conducting a mock qualitative interview on expereinces while accessing services The number-one complaint from LGBT community members who have contributed to research in their local communities is that researchers arrive, use community members to collect data, and then disappear and disseminate findings elsewhere. Conducting research in this way not only leaves community members …

Engaging Communities is Critical in Every Step of Global Fund Processes

Published: March 14, 2017

FR | ES | AR | RU CLAC’s new independent review shares findings and recommendations for enhancing community engagement, with an emphasis on grant making and grant implementation. Published by MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV), this new review synthesizes good practices and proposes a series of strategic actions for the Global Fund in efforts to expand and enhance meaningful community …

Setting Advocacy Priorities: Accelerating HIV Responses for MSM and Transgender People

Published: March 13, 2017

Earlier this month, MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) convened 40 global human rights advocates in Bangkok, Thailand, for two linked meetings: the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks (supported by RCNF) and The Advocacy Platform to Fast-track the HIV and Human Rights Responses With Gay and Bisexual Men, in collaboration with UNAIDS. In light of global trends …

MSMGF Endorses Consensus Statement on Sexual Risk of HIV and Undetectable Viral Load

Published: February 13, 2017

Access to sexual health services among gay and bisexual men worldwide is still essential February 13, 2017 – Oakland, California, USA MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) endorses the Consensus Statement on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV from a Person Living with HIV Who Has an Undetectable Viral Load. That statement reads: People living with HIV on …

New Research on Accessibility of Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Published: February 2, 2017

New Research On Accessibility of Substance Abuse Treatment Services In a new global study, we found that most men who have sex with men (75%) use alcohol and/or other substances. However, among those who report substance use, very few (11%) report availability of substance abuse treatment programs. There is a strong need to develop novel substance use programs outside traditional treatment …

Engaging Anew with the PEPFAR COP Process: 2017 Updates and New Civil Society Opportunities

Published: January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 – 2017 is here and with it a new PEPFAR Country Operational Plan/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) process. Earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) published the final version of the 2017 PEPFAR COP Guidance, which incorporates some and neglects other recommendations made by civil society. It is crucial that civil society advocates …

Key populations and Global Fund in the MENA Region

Published: January 23, 2017

“MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT OF KEY POPULATIONS WITHIN GLOBAL FUND PROCESSES IN THE MENA REGION” Workshop organized by M-Coalition and ITPC Mena Global Fund Communications and Coordination Platform, facilitated by (MSMGF) the Global Forum on MSM & HIV M-Coalition, with support from the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund, held a two-day workshop in cooperation with the Global Fund Communications and Coordination Platform …

Download the MSMIT in French, Spanish and Portuguese

Published: January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 – MSMGF is pleased to make the MSMIT available for download on its website in four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. You can download these translated versions by clicking here. A Russian translation separately led by the Eurasian Coalition for Male Sexual Health and UNFPA is available here. The MSMIT (or the MSM Implementation Toolkit) is the …

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men?

Published: December 19, 2016

New article in Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) Will the global HIV response fail gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men? George Ayala, Glenn-Milo Santos Introduction: 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 …

Community Update on Global Fund

Published: December 5, 2016

The 2017-2019 Global Fund Funding Cycle: Highlights of the differentiated funding application process translated versions: RU FR ES What you should know and how to engage! December 5 2016 –ICASO and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) have jointly prepared an alert to provide an update to Key population and Civil society advocates who have been or are …

MSMGF brings global attention to gay men and HIV in Durban

Published: November 30, 2016

The MSMGF organized its seventh Pre-Conference Event at the 2016 International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Durban, South Africa focused on HIV among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. To our knowledge, this Pre-Conference Event is the largest global gathering of activists, researchers, implementers, and donors focused on the sexual health and human rights of …