men who have sex with men (MSM)

Linking HIV-positive key population members to treatment: Burundi’s five secrets to success

The LINKAGES project first started working in Burundi in August 2016 to reduce HIV transmission among key populations and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment. Within the past three years, LINKAGES Burundi has consistently experienced high rates of linking newly diagnosed HIV-positive female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender people to care and treatment. Between the first quarter of FY18 and the second quarter of FY19, the average rates for linkage to antiretroviral treatment were 98 percent among FSWs, 96 percent among MSM, and 100 percent among transgender people. This blog outlines the five “secrets” LINKAGES Burundi credits for their success.
Author
Aubrey Weber, Tiffany Lillie, Dorica Boyee and Dismas Gashobotse
Source
LINKAGES

Unity in Diversity: A Case Study on the Achievements, Good Practices and Lessons Learned from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks Read more: http://msmgf.org/unity-in-diversity-a-case-study-on-the-achievements-good-practices-and-lessons-learne

Author
Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)

This case study is about the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks (the Consortium), a groundbreaking collaboration of global and regional networks by and for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. It describes the Consortium’s achievements, good practices and lessons learned, with a focus on its most recent work.

Include in home page features rotation
Off

Call for proposals: Grant application - Positive Action for MSM & Transgender People

Closing date

Positive Action for MSM & Transgender People aims to improve sexual health & wellbeing and advance social and economic justice for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in resource-limited and hostile settings. By doing so, we aim to build evidence that shows that community-level interventions which address HIV in combination with other holistic needs can significantly reduce new HIV infections, STI prevalence and AIDS-related mortality.

Out With It: MSMGF's Pre-Meeting at AIDS 2018

Venue
Amsterdam, Netherlands

There are an estimated 1.9 million new HIV infections a year globally, a disproportionate number of which are among young men who have sex with men. HIV responses that are dictated from the top-down suffer from lack of ownership and community assent. We urgently need to support interventions on sexual health and rights that are innovative and strategically deployed by and for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Include in home page features rotation
Off

South African National LGBTI HIV Plan: 2017-2022

Is the resource available on the Internet?
Yes
Author
South African National Aids Council (SANAC)

The South African National Aids Council (SANAC) launched South Africa’s first ever LGBTI HIV Plan at a satellite session during this year’s SA AIDS Conference at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.

Include in home page features rotation
Off

HIV prevalence and behavioral and psychosocial factors among transgender women and cisgender men who have sex with men in 8 African countries: A cross-sectional analysis

Is the resource available on the Internet?
Yes
Author
Tonia Poteat, Benjamin Ackerman, Daouda Diouf, Nuha Ceesay, Tampose Mothopeng, Ky-Zerbo Odette, Seni Kouanda, Henri Gautier Ouedraogo, Anato Simplice, Abo Kouame, Zandile Mnisi, Gift Trapence, L. Leigh Ann van der Merwe, Vicente Jumbe, Stefan Baral

Sub-Saharan Africa bears more than two-thirds of the worldwide burden of HIV; however, data among transgender women from the region are sparse. Transgender women across the world face significant vulnerability to HIV. This analysis aimed to assess HIV prevalence as well as psychosocial and behavioral drivers of HIV infection among transgender women compared with cisgender (non-transgender) men who have sex with men (cis-MSM) in 8 sub-Saharan African countries.

Include in home page features rotation
Off

webinar: Reconsidering primary prevention of HIV: New steps forward in the global response

Venue
Webinar

Date: Monday, 30 October 2017                                                                   

Time: New York 10:00/Amsterdam 16:00/ Nairobi 17:00/ Bangkok 21:00

ICW, INPUD, IRGT, GATE, GNP+, MSMGF, the Platform and NSWP invite you for a timely discussion about a new phase in the evolution of the HIV response - one that reinvigorates existing HIV prevention interventions with the powerful effectiveness of community action.

Include in home page features rotation
Off

Call for papers: Optimizing the impact of key population programming across the HIV cascade

Closing date

Together with USAID, the U.S. CDC, and amfAR, FHI 360’s LINKAGES Project has issued a global call for papers for a special supplement of the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Effectiveness of peer-led interventions to increase HIV testing among men who have sex with men: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Is the resource available on the Internet?
Yes
Author
Shangani, S., Escudero, D., Kirwa, K., et al.

HIV testing constitutes a key step along the continuum of HIV care. Men who have sex with men (MSM) have low HIV testing rates and delayed diagnosis, especially in low-resource settings. Peer-led interventions offer a strategy to increase testing rates in this population. This systematic review and meta-analysis summarizes evidence on the effectiveness of peer-led interventions to increase the uptake of HIV testing among MSM.

Include in home page features rotation
Off
Subscribe to men who have sex with men (MSM)