PREVENTION April 11, 2019

ILGA World Gets Pacific In New Zealand

The recent ILGA World Conference in the New Zealand capital of Wellington was attended by hundreds of delegates from around the world including many from the Pacific region. APCOM’s Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana and Regional Advisory Group Chair Dédé Oteomo joined many representatives from partner organisations including Parker Franck Hou from Papua New Guinea’s Kapul Champions. Parker, a 46 year …

SHOWCASE January 21, 2019

APCOM’s testBKK featured in the biggest and most anticipated party in Asia, ‘White Party Bangkok 2019’!

During 28-31 December 2018, the year’s most anticipated party White Party Bangkok 2019 was held at GMM Live House at the Central World in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was featured with severalcelebrity DJs and fantastic production sets. The world’s premier gay dance music festival, White Party, was launched in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2015 with 4 massive parties spanning over 3 days. White Party Bangkok …

PREVENTION January 11, 2019

Thousands of Young MSM in Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila Pledge to Take HIV Test, Thanks to testXXX’s “Taking It” Campaign

Getting young gay men in three of South East Asia’s megacities (Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta) to encourage their friends to take an HIV test was the aim of a new testXXX’s online campaign, Taking It, that’s being rolled out for World AIDS Day (Dec 1). testXXX is APCOM’s flagship HIV testing campaign, founded in 2014, targeting young gay men in Asian urban …

PREVENTION January 9, 2019

TESTBKK LAUNCHES HARM REDUCTION RESOURCES FOR THAI MSM

testBKK, APCOM’s flagship HIV testing campaign targeted to young gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok, has released the first and only chemsex-oriented harm reduction interventions that is presented in Thai language and targeted to MSM population. While the emerging gay communities may in urban cities in Thailand potentially reduce gay-related social stigma and enhance …

PREVENTION January 4, 2017

TestBKK’s Outreach at White Party Bangkok 2017

APCOM’s Bangkok-based HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men – TestBKK – brought down a high-altitude fantasy of Mile High Club on to their recent outreach at White Party Bangkok – Asia’s biggest gay new year party spanning from 30 December 2016 to 1 January 2017. The term Mile High Club refers to two people engaging in sexual activity in …

PREVENTION October 25, 2016

TestSGN Encouraging Young MSM in Ho Chi Minh City to Take HIV Testing

TestXXX, APCOM’s city-based HIV testing campaign that is piloted in Bangkok has finally expanded to a new city: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. Led by the Center for Applied Research on Men and Community Health (CARMAH) under APCOM’s supervision, the campaign is named TestSGN, following the style of Bangkok campaign’s title (TestBKK) and using the 3-letter airport code of …

PREVENTION October 18, 2016

OctoberTest: TestBKK’s Revolutionary Way to Increase HIV Testing Uptake

For many young gay men, getting an HIV test can heighten anxiety, particularly when taken through traditional clinical settings. But what if testing was done in a ‘surprising’ location? What if getting to know your HIV status also gave the chance to win an iPhone 7, the most anticipated smartphone around. That anxiety would be replaced by excitement – or …

PREVENTION September 22, 2016

COPE4YMSM: Thai YMSM Prevention Effectiveness Evaluation

APCOM is proud to be among the collaboration partners of COPE4YMSM – evaluation study on the effectiveness of HIV prevention among Thai young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the study seeks to develop and conduct a non-randomized effectiveness and cost-effectiveness …

PREVENTION May 17, 2016

This IDAHOT, APCOM would Like to Remind Us the Importance of Youth-Friendly HIV Service

A teaser of our upcoming video advocating the importance of youth-friendly service is here.

Every day, an estimated 330 young people in Asia and the Pacific are newly infected with HIV, according to a recent UNAIDS report. That means 14 new HIV cases among young people every hour. It is estimated that 95% of all new infections among young people in Asia (young people aged 15-24) occur within the young cohort of most at …

PREVENTION April 12, 2016

This Songkran, Young Gay Men in Bangkok Splashed with the Biggest Sexual Health Campaign Ever!

Wet and wild, Thais certainly know how to celebrate their traditional New Year with a splash. During Thailand’s festive Songkran Festival, which runs from 13 to 15 April each year, Bangkok has been hosting Songkran celebration exclusively catered to gay men. In addition to the city’s pink districts being a magnet for gay locals and tourists who are desired to …