To better understand why MSM and transgender people are not accessing HIV-related health services, the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) is joining other regional development and community partners to convene a consultation on the matter. “It is important that community voices are heard, they have to be central in creating demand and improving the take-up for these vital services,” said Midnight Poonkasetwattana, executive director of APCOM. >>>
Asia’s Regional Meeting on Community-based HIV Testing summit has heard that there is not enough information being gathered about testing levels among men who have sex with men and transgender women across Asia despite being in at risk groups.
The HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues to rapidly grow in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). One of the main reasons for this is the adoption of homophobic laws, so-called "laws prohibiting homosexual propaganda."
In a landmark speech delivered earlier today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States Government will invest $37 million toward fighting the HIV epidemic among high-risk populations worldwide. >>>