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Moving on from a High-Level Failure

Published: June 20, 2016

Advocacy Entry Points and Follow-Up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS Political Declaration As MSMGF reported last week with NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform), United Nations member states adopted a very weak …

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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 …

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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 …

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Unfinished Business: Taking Bolder Action to Address HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: April 11, 2016

Last Tuesday, April 5th, MSMGF held the Civil Society Hearings Side Event, Unfinished Business – Taking bolder action to address HIV among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, at the United Nations in New York City in close consultation with the Global Platform to Fast Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay, …

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MEDIA ALERT! SIDE EVENT on HIV & AIDS at the United Nations in New York: April 5th, 3PM-6PM

Published: March 29, 2016

“Unfinished Business: HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men” March 29, 2016 (Oakland, California)- MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) is organizing a Side Event to the upcoming Civil Society Hearings in the lead-up to the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS (HLM) in New York. Titled: Unfinished …

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Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?

Published: March 17, 2016

Will the Global HIV Response Fail Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men?:Engaging with the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS One of the key global HIV advocacy opportunities of this year, if not of many years to come, will occur at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM), to be held at the United Nations …

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UNAIDS Sets Distressing Precedent with Weak Messaging Before High Level Meeting on HIV

Published: March 8, 2016

This letter was initiated by ICASO with contributions from MSMGF. Please let us know if you would like to sign on to this letter. Letter to Mr. Michel Sidibé Executive Director UNAIDS Geneva, Switzerland Dear Michel, Your tenure at UNAIDS has been marked by remarkable leadership in the global fight against AIDS, particularly the courageous way you have promoted rights-based …

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Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks Disappointed in Global Fund Strategy Draft

Published: November 17, 2015

The Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks submits an advocacy brief to the Global Fund Board members regarding the Global Fund Strategic Plan 2017-2022 The Global Fund Board is holding its 34th Board Meeting today and tomorrow, 16 -17 November 2015. This meeting includes formative discussions on the new Global Fund Strategic Plan 2017-2022. The Consortium of MSM and Transgender …

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More Advocacy Required for Adequate Inclusion of MSM in PEPFAR Processes

Published: November 11, 2015

Advocacy Still Required to Ensure Men Who Have Sex with Men and other Key Populations Are Adequately Considered in PEPFAR Processes October 7, 2015 – On September 17th, the Executive Director of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), Dr. George Ayala, met with Ambassador Deborah Birx and other officials from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator …

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MSMGF Celebrates Groundbreaking Global Guidelines for HIV ART and PrEP But Calls for the Removal of Barriers to Access Among MSM

Published: November 11, 2015

Crucial Recommendations Have Potential to Change the Epidemic by Simplifying ART for People Living with HIV and Revolutionizing Prevention for People at Risk (September 30, 2015)- The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) commends the World Health Organization (WHO) for issuing new guidelines on immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all HIV-positive people and for encouraging the availability of pre-exposure …

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MSMGF on the Rentboy Raids-No Justice in Criminalizing Sex Work

Published: November 11, 2015

MSMGF Troubled by Backsliding Human Rights and Receding Civil Liberties August 26, 2015 – The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) joins human rights advocates in opposing raids against Rentboy.com by federal and state law enforcement officials in the United States of America (U.S.A.), which arrested seven people associated with the website. Arrests come only two days after Amnesty …

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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 …