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  1. Treatment Access for Positive MSM in the Asia Pacific

    In collaboration with various community-based organizations, APN+ conducted a peer-led mixed method research project in six Asian countries to document the range of services available for MSM and transgender people living with HIV and to identify barriers to access and use of these services. Findings from peer-led Focus group discussions are analyzed and remain the main thrust of this report. …

  2. Consultation on strategic information and HIV prevention amongst most-at-risk adolescents, 2-4 September 2009, Geneva. Consultation report

    This consultation was organized by UNICEF Headquarters and the Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV and Young People. The consultation focused on experiences in countries with low and concentrated epidemics where HIV infection is concentrated among men having sex with men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDUs), and those who sell sex. …

  3. 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. …

  4. Asia Regional Consultation on MSM HIV Care and Support

    This document is an outcome of a process to establish a regional framework defining the key elements of a comprehensive response to HIV among MSM and transgender persons (TGs) in the Asia Pacific Region. Along with UNDP and USAID, this regional process has been supported by WHO, UNESCO, UNAIDS, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and Family Health International. It has involved government sector and community representatives from over 20 countries.

  5. Most at Risk Young People Survey Cambodia 2010

    Cambodia's Most at Risk Young People Survey (MARYPS) 2010 is a follow up survey of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted in 2004. The survey provides the policymakers and planners with data on alcohol, drug and sex related behaviors and utilization of sexual and reproductive health services among MARYP. This survey is jointly supported by FHI, PSI, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO.

  6. Plano Nacional de Enfrentamento da Epidemia de AIDS e das DST entre Gays, HSH e Travestis

    O Ministério da Saúde, em parceria com o Conselho Nacional dos Secretários de Saúde (CONASS) e o Conselho Nacional de Secretários Municipais de Saúde (CONASEMS), apresenta às instituições que atuam no campo da promoção da saúde, dos direitos humanos, dos direitos sexuais e reprodutivos o Plano Nacional de Enfrentamento da Epidemia de Aids e DST entre Gays, outros Homens que fazem Sexo com Homens (HSH) e Travestis. …

  7. Responding to the HIV prevention needs of adolescents and young people in Asia: Towards (cost-) effective policies and programmes

    The current paper was commissioned by UNICEF and its partners (UNFPA, UNESCO, UNAIDS) to provide advice to the AIDS Commission in Asia on policy options on how to respond to HIV/AIDS among young people, in response to a 'Policy Options Workshop' which was held in Bangkok on 4-6 January 2007. This paper aims to provide guidance to policy makers on how to respond to the HIV prevention needs of young people in Asia. In particular, it aims to set priorities for action, aimed at preventing major HIV epidemics from occurring or limiting the scope or impact of current HIV epidemics in the region.

  8. No más en el tintero. Hombres gay: Nuestras vidas y el VIH en Centro América y el Caribe

    Este informe aborda los temas socioculturales que se han quedado en el tintero y que afectanálas vidas de hombres gay y HSH. La discusión durante la consulta principalmente se desarrolló en torno a tres temas: 1) Sexualidad e intimidad, 2) Masculinidad y riesgo, y 3) Homofobia y violencia. …

  9. Discriminación Social y la Salud: El Caso de los Hombres Latinos Homosexuales y el Riesgo de Infección por HIV

    En este estudio, que se fundamenta en datos empíricos obtenidos de latinos homosexuales y bisexuales en tres ciudades de los EE.UU., documentamos la relación que existe entre formas específicas de discriminación social-homofobia, racismo y penurias económicas-y una determinada consecuencia para la salud: el aumento del riesgo para la transmisión del VIH. …

  10. Addressing the Needs of young Men who have Sex with Men

    Groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) are not uniform throughout the Southeast Asian region. As the groups vary, their need of health coverage, social acceptance and information varies. This Brief claims that design of policies, programs and advocacies must be tailored to the local context. There are several factors to take into consideration; age, urban/rural, social context and laws that criminalize certain behaviors. One of the major issues is how to approach young MSM who, in several countries, are in desperate need of treatment and counseling. …

  11. 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. …

  12. 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. …

  13. MSM, HIV Care and Support, Meeting Report 2009

    The meeting report 1) describes the priority health sector interventions recommended to achieve universal access for the prevention, treatment, care and support of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among MSM within the broader male sexual health agenda; 2) summarizes key policy and technical recommendations developed by participants related to each priority health sector intervention; 3) guides the selection and prioritization of interventions for HIV treatment, care and support; and 4) directs readers to key resources containing the best available information on the health sector respon …

  14. 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.

  15. Young people most at risk of HIV: a meeting report and discussion paper from the Interagency Youth Working Group, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV and Young People, and FHI

    This paper is designed to call more attention to young people within the groups considered "most at risk" for HIV - those who sell sex, those who inject drugs, and young men who have sex with men. Despite the growing attention that has been given to programming for these groups, little explicit focus has emerged on the particular needs of young people in these populations. …

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