PUBLICATIONS October 3, 2018

Thumb-Stopping and 15 other Case Studies on HIV-related Behaviour Change Communication

Many Asian countries are recording alarmingly high numbers of HIV infection among its MSM population. This is particularly evident in large urban areas like Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, and Saigon. HIV prevalence has been reported between 15-31% in these cities. Where data is available, the rate of HIV testing among young MSM aged 18 to 29 is less than 50%. Meanwhile, …

PUBLICATIONS August 23, 2018

New Reports Highlight Process Of South Asia HIV Response

At the recent AIDS 2018 conference we also launched a series of new reports that we’ve produced which summarise the progress being made in response to the impact of HIV in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We’ve also produced a discussion paper on the landscape of HIV service delivery for MSM and transgender people in Sri …

PUBLICATIONS May 11, 2018

Changing Gears – Reanimating HIV services for MSM and Transgender/Hijra Communities under Multi-Country South Asia (MSA) HIV Programme

The Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA, second phase) is a regional HIV Programme that aims to reduce the impact of, and vulnerability to, HIV of men who have sex with men (MSM), hijras and transgender people across seven South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) through community systems strengthening (CSS). In Afghanistan, …

PUBLICATIONS May 11, 2018

Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme – Knowledge Management Workshop Report

The Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA, second phase) is a regional HIV Programme that aims to reduce the impact of, and vulnerability to, HIV of men who have sex with men (MSM), hijras and transgender people across seven South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) through community systems strengthening (CSS). In Afghanistan, …

REGIONAL May 9, 2018

New Report Highlights Outcomes Of Connecting Asia HIV ICT Conference

Bangkok, 2 March 2018: The outcomes of last year’s groundbreaking Connecting Asia consultation in Bangkok – which focused on using digital communications to tackle the rising impact of HIV on gay men in Asia – are detailed in a newly released report. Produced and led by APCOM, Connecting Asia was a three-day event held in Bangkok in June last year. …

SHOWCASE March 26, 2018

COMPASS Series

APCOM is excited to announce the release of our special COMPASS Series, a set of reports that highlight the main features of APCOM’s wide array of programming. The series stands as a culmination of the organization’s biggest initiatives, most of which have spanned multiple years and countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Below please find a short description of each report along …

PUBLICATIONS December 29, 2017

Cambodian LGBTQI+ Activism Gets Profiled In New APCOM Publication

Bangkok, 3 Dec 2017: A new publication from APCOM is providing some insights into LGBTIQ culture and civil society in Cambodia and the work of LGBTIQ+* activists in the country. During the recent 7th ILGA Asia Conference in Phnom Penh (Dec 4 – 8), APCOM was pleased to present a special pre-conference session at the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh on …

PUBLICATIONS December 20, 2017

WISDOM Knowledge Management Project

Funded through Oxfam Novib and Hivos’ VOICE initiative, our WISDOM programme is a knowledge management project with 4 LGBTI community organisations, which aims to provide technical assistance to LGBTI-partners in-country, and improve their access to social services through advocacy and political participation in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR and The Philippines. The programme started in January 2017 with the selection of the …

PUBLICATIONS September 26, 2017

Annual Update 2016

APCOM is proud to release our Annual Report 2016, detailing the contribution our activities throughout the year made towards improving the health and rights of the communities we serve across Asia and the Pacific. The report showcases our efforts in advocating for sexual health services, cultivating an enabling environment, generating and sharing strategic information, and building a cadre of advocates …

PUBLICATIONS May 26, 2017

The Fact Sheets to Ensure the MSM and Transgender Communities’ Engagement in Global Fund New Funding Model Country Dialogue are Now Available in Local Languages

In 2014, APCOM releases fact sheets containing knowledge and resources needed by the MSM and trans communities to take part effectively in the Country Dialogue, particularly knowing that each of the NFM application stages can be difficult to understand within the length of the community’s capacity. The fact sheets are uniquely tailored to the MSM and trans community in 17 eligible …