NEWSROOM February 27, 2017

APCOM Releasing a New Report Showcasing Country-level Progresses on the Introduction of PrEP to Gay Men in Asia

In September 2015, APCOM, together with multiple UN and other development agencies, co-organized “PrEParing Asia” – the region’s first community-led consultation to discuss with policymakers, healthcare providers and community advocates the strategies of introducing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a new tool for HIV prevention for gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) within the Asia and …

RESEARCH June 6, 2016

PrEParing Health Workers for Better Health among Gay Men

APCOM with the support of UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF, the USAID LINKAGES Project managed by FHI 360, UNDP and the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme, the Thai Red Cross Society, Isean HIVOS Program, and Malaysian AIDS Council has organised in the fall of 2015 the regional consultation “PrEPARING ASIA: A new direction for HIV prevention among MSM in Asia” …

ADVOCACY April 28, 2016

MSM communities call for national PrEP strategies to prevent new HIV infections

27 April 2016 (Bangkok) – Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the daily medication that prevents HIV infections, is efficacious and has real potential to help global and local efforts to reach prevention targets in Asia, according to the meeting report of “PrEPARING ASIA”, the region’s first and biggest, as well as the world’s first community-led, consultation on the rolling out of the …

REGIONAL December 23, 2015

PrEParing South Asia

The progress of South Asian PrEP advocates in generating PrEP demand in their region

In September 2014, APCOM conducted the region’s pioneer dialogue exploring the roll out of PrEP in Asia and the Pacific called PrEParing Asia. PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is an HIV prevention approach where HIV-negative individuals use HIV medication to significantly reduce their risk of becoming infected if they are exposed to the virus. A common brand of medication used …

LEARNING November 1, 2015

PrEParing Pakistan, One Young MSM at a Time

A reflection piece of young PrEP advocate who attended PrEParing Asia

Sarmad Ali, a Youth Voices Count member from Pakistan, considers himself a PrEP advocate. With the grant from UNDP’s Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (based at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub), Sarmad attended PrEPARING ASIA, along with other PrEP advocates from South Asia. Read below as he reflects his participation in Asia’s first and biggest regional consultation on the roll out of PrEP.  …

REGIONAL July 8, 2015

PrEPARING ASIA: A new direction for HIV prevention among MSM in Asia

Meeting Digest

Organized by APCOM with the support from UNAIDS and WHO, the dialogue brought in representatives of gay identified men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), sexual health policy makers, program planners and service providers and explore the potential of scaling up PrEP. Conducted in Amari Watergate, Bangkok, from 23 to 25 September 2015, the Dialogue was part of the regional rolling out …