International AIDS Conference Registration Update: SCHOLARSHIPS!!

Published: December 7, 2015

MSMGF would like to remind and encourage all of our stakeholders and community members to apply for financial aid scholarships for the 2016 International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22. Completed applications with a letter of recommendation are due by February 12th. The MSMGF preconference registration will be available at http://www.aids2016.org in February as well. Please remind …

World AIDS Day 2015: Reflect, Reenergize, and Recommit to Unfinished Business

Published: December 1, 2015

World AIDS Day is a day of reflection. There have been great advances in the HIV sector and reasons to be optimistic, but there is much work ahead. We must continue to vigilantly advocate for men who have sex with men (MSM) and other key populations (sex workers, people who inject drugs and transgender people) at highest risk of HIV and often …

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 …

MSMGF Turns 10 in 2016: SAVE THE DATE and Help Us Celebrate!

Published: November 16, 2015

MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) was founded in 2006 at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto by activists from around the world concerned about the silence surrounding HIV among men who have sex with men, including gay and bisexual men. MSMGF was born out of an urgent need to act. 2016 will be a milestone year for …

Avis urgent demandé de la part de la société civile sur les nouvelles lignes directrices du plan pays opérationnel PEPFAR 2016(COP)

Published: November 13, 2015

Le Forum mondial sur les HSH et le VIH (MSMGF) souhaite informer nos partenaires de la nécessité d’envoyer les réactions de la société civile cette semaine sur le projet PEPFAR 2016 concernant les lignes directrices du Plan opérationnel pays/région (COP). Selon le bureau du coordinateur américain de la lutte contre le sida dans le monde (OGAC), jeudi 12 novembre, le …

Civil Society Feedback Needed THIS WEEK On New 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) Guidance

Published: November 13, 2015

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) would like to inform our partners of the urgent need for civil society to provide feedback this week on draft PEPFAR 2016 Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Guidance. According to the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), on Thursday, November 12th, the draft COP/ROP guidance will be posted on PEPFAR.gov for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sign This Petition to Support the Decriminalization of Sex Work and Protect All Human Rights

Published: August 3, 2015

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) would like to formally commend Amnesty International on their draft policy supporting decriminalization of sex work. We know that more than two years of extensive research has preceded your conclusions and proposals. The draft policy is critical to advancing the human rights of sex workers and addressing the violence sex workers experience in their …

PrEP for MSM Cannot Wait

Published: July 16, 2015

 PrEP for MSM Cannot Wait  The Leading Global Network on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) Calls for Communities of Men Who Have Sex With Men Worldwide to Rally Behind Sexual Health Strategies July 15, 2015 (Oakland,CA)–MSMGF calls for the widespread availability of and access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an integral part of comprehensive sexual health programs for men who have …