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  1. Exploratory study of the social contexts, practices and risks of men who sell sex in Southern and Eastern Africa

    The aim of the research presented in this report was to explore the social contexts, life experiences, vulnerabilities and sexual risks experienced by men who sell sex in Southern and Eastern Africa, with a focus on five countries; Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe (an in particular with research activities in the Kenya and Namibia). …

  2. Key populations, key responses: a gap analysis for key populations and HIV in South Africa, and recommendations for the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (2012-2016)

    In June 2011, South Africa signed the United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our Efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS which explicitly outlined commitment for all UN member states to address the inadequacy of HIV prevention strategies, focusing on men who have sex with men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDU) and sex workers (SW) and to improve access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for migrant populations. …

  3. Methodology and implementation manual for six cities scanning initiative for scale-up of HIV responses to MSM and TG persons

    This Six Cities Scanning Initiative Implementation Guide describes the methodology for inquiry and analysis used in a Six Cities Scanning Initiative undertaken by UNDP in the Asia Pacific region in 2010. This Guide provides the tools used in this participatory, appreciative inquiry-based project that aimed to describe promising HIV projects and activities targeting men who have sex with men and transgender people in mega-cities across Asia and the Pacific.

  4. Toward Universal Access: Examples of municipal HIV programming for men who have sex with men and transgender people is six Asian cities

    This report analyzes current city-level responses in Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu to highlight innovate responses and underlines that city-based responses will have a critical impact on tackling HIV among MSM and transgender persons. The study also confirms that progress continues to be hampered by the existence of restrictive legal environment and policies, selective enforcement practices and the lack of local coordination between health, law enforcement officials and community based organizations. …

  5. Technical Brief: Integrating Gender into Most At-Risk Populations

    Gender inequity is a fundamental driver in the HIV epidemic, and integrating strategies to address gender inequity and change harmful gender norms is an increasingly important component of HIV programs. Integrating gender strategies into programs targeting most-at-risk populations (MARPs) which include men who have sex with men, transgender people, injecting drug users, and male, female and transgender sex workers, whether in mixed or concentrated epidemic countries is much less prevalent. …

  6. It all starts here: Estimating the Size of Populations of Men Who have Sex with Men and transgender People

    Competent allocation of recourses is a key factor for success in any development program. This Brief explores the issues related to men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) through addressing approaches for estimating numbers of MSM and TGs in a certain region or country. It is argued that establishing a reasonably accurate estimate of the MSM and TG population within a set area is essential for planners and policymakers in designing projects. …

  7. Legal Environments, Human Rights and HIV Responses among Men who have Sex with Men and transgender People in Asia and the Pacific: An Agenda for Action

    The Asia Pacific region is truly at a critical moment in its response to HIV. One of the biggest and most immediate challenges is confronting the rapidly rising rates of infection among men who have sex with men and transgender people. This in a region already mired in long-running challenges from legal and social barriers that inhibit effective programming and resource allocation, and from deep-rooted stigma in health care settings. Urgent action is required. …

  8. A pocket guide for health care providers working with men who have sex with men and transgender persons

    This pocket guide is a resource to assist health care providers in the sexual health care of men who have sex with men and transgender people in the Greater Mekong sub region. These materials were originally developed and based on the Clinical Guidelines for Sexual Health Care of Transgender People and Men Who Have Sex with Men in Asia.

  9. Manual de Intervenciones Focalizadas Para Organizaciones No Gubernamentales con trabajo en hombres gays, trans, y otros hombres que hacen sexo con hombres

    El objetivo de este manual es brindar herramientas conceptuales y procedimentales para el diseño, planificación e implementación de intervenciones focalizadas en población gay, bisexual, trans y HSH. Los principales destinatarios son miembros de grupos u organizaciones gays, trans, bisexuales o de otros HSH así como referentes de la misma comunidad interesados en desarrollar intervenciones focalizadas en nuestra población. El manual contiene ejemplos y consejos dirigidos especialmente a este público y a sus necesidades y particularidades. …

  10. Salud, VIH-sida y sexualidad trans: Atención de la salud de personas travestis y transexuales. Estudio de seroprevalencia de VIH en personas trans

    Documento sobre atención de salud de personas travestis y transexuales (nacidas con sexo masculino) en Argentina.áLa primera parte de esta publicación y consta de cinco artículos. El primero es "Nociones generales sobre sexualidad", en el que se presentan algunos conceptos básicos que, entendemos, permiten salir de una lectura "natural" de la sexualidad para poder pensarla como un hecho social y cultural. Entender la complejidad de cómo nos formamos como hombres o mujeres permite entender mejor por qué también podemos ser trans. …

  11. Observatorio al acceso universal a la prevención, atención y tratamiento del VIH/sida e ITS para gays, bisexuales, trans y otros hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (GBTH) en América Latina y el Caribe Hispano: Informe Región Cono Sur + Brasil. Año 2008

    Observatorio al acceso universal a la prevención, atención y tratamiento del VIH/sida e ITS para gays, bisexuales, trans y otros hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (GBTH) en América Latina y el Caribe Hispano: Informe Región Cono Sur + Brasil. Año 2008

  12. A prevenção do desvio: o dispositivo da aids e a repatologização das sexualidades dissidentes

    Este artigo problematiza a visão contemporânea dominante sobre a sexualidade, seus proclamados riscos e formas desejadas, contrapondo a ela discursos contra-hegemônicos que surgiram desde a emergência da epidemia de HIV-aids, mas que foram silenciados ou ignorados em prol dos consensos que atendiam às demandas da saúde pública. Utilizamos discursos dissidentes sobre a doença para analisar dados etnográficos sobre travestis que se prostituem, seus clientes e também homens que se relacionam em segredo com outros homens. …

  13. Estudio social en hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (HSH). Relevamiento 2007

    En el presente informe se exponen los resultados del estudio social en hombres que tienen sexo con hombres, realizado a través del proyecto "Actividades de Apoyo para la Prevención y Control del VIH/ Sida en Argentina". El objetivo general del estudio fue conocer la situación, prácticas y representaciones de los hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (HSH) en Argentina, fundamentalmente en relación con el VIH/sida. …

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