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.
Getting on the Fast Track: Advocacy Priorities for the Global HIV and HUman Rights Responses with Gay & Bisexual Men
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.
Independent Multi-country Review of Community Engagement in Grant Making & Implementation Processes
Will the Global HIV Response Fail?
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.
March to July 2016
Ensuring the Meaningful Engagement of Transgender People in Global Fund Processes
Lessons Learned from a Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks
New Series of Research Briefs Examines Challenges and Opportunities to Global HIV Service Scale-up for MSM
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
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: Why Advocacy Matters
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.
MSM in Sub-Saharan Africa: Health, Access, & HIV
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
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
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
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).
Response Letter from the IAC
Rebuttal from the Co-Authors
Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: Health, Access, & HIV
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
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.
Compendium of Technical Bulletins on HIV Prevention and Treatment for MSM
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.
Community Update for MSM Advocates: PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation: What does it mean for MSM?
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)
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
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
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 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” 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
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
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.
Drug Chart for HIV Treatment
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
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
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.
Engaging with Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Clinical Setting: A Primer for Physicians, Nurses and Other Health Care Providers
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.
Coverage of Four Key Populations at the 2010 International AIDS Conference
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 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)
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)
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
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.
In Our Own Words - Preferences, Values and Perspectives on HIV Prevention and Treatment: A Civil Society Consultation with MSM & Transgender People
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
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.
Lessons from the Front Lines: Effective Community-Led Responses to HIV and AIDS Among MSM and Transgender Populations
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.
HIV Prevention with MSM: Balancing Evidence with Rights-based Principles of Practice
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.
Social Discrimination Against Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)
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.
Reaching MSM in the Global HIV and AIDS Epidemic
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.