G Teen - The Series

SHOWCASE October 16, 2019

G-Teens the Series: More TestBKK Initiative to Make HIV Information Less Boring for Young Generations

In September, TestBKK, APCOM’s HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men in Bangkok, launched a series of manga (Japanese-styled cartoon) about HIV-related information and services, called ‘G-Teens the Series’. Targeting young gay men ages 15 to 24, the six-episode manga is anchored in casual conversations among a group of four gay friends sharing their personal issues and exchanging information about …

PREVENTION August 6, 2019

testBKK’s online influencers Promote PrEP uptakes and new Xpress service

testBKK’s online influencers take the internet to raise awareness on PrEP uptakes and promote the rapid HIV testing with Xpress service in July. The campaign aims to increase the number of PrEP users in Bangkok and reduce stigma around PrEP uptakes and HIV testing as well as to introduce and promote the Xpress service, the latest HIV-related service which offers …

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 …