RESEARCH April 2, 2018

Online Survey To Lift Lid On Sex Lives Of Young Gay Men In South East Asia

A ground breaking new survey is aiming to find out more about the sex lives and health of young gay and bisexual men in the greater Mekong region of South East Asia to help improve the regional response to alarming rates of HIV transmission. The confidential survey is part of the PULSE initiative, a research, advocacy and capacity building project …

RESEARCH January 9, 2017

The World Bank Embracing Diversity through New LGBTI Surveys in Thailand

As we observe the International Day for Tolerance this month, let’s remind ourselves that tolerance for diversity represents the first step on the path to social inclusion, and that diversity should not just be tolerated—it should be embraced and celebrated. Yet, around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people confront multifaceted challenges that prevent them from fully …

RESEARCH July 28, 2016

APCOM calls on its partners to respond to PEPFAR to provide feedback on its $100 M Key Populations Investment Fund

APCOM together with its partners is at the forefront to advocate for increased investments in stronger HIV and Human rights interventions for MSM people in the Asia & Pacific region. As one of the steps, APCOM submitted joint letters to donor’s (Global Fund, WHO, UNAIDS & PEPFAR) appealing for more investments for MSM in the Asia region which was endorsed by more …

RESEARCH July 10, 2016

Meeting Digest: 2nd APCOM South Asia Strategic Information Advisors Meeting

APCOM South Asia Strategic Information Advisors (ASASIA) was held for the second time on the 30th and 31st of June 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Titled “Evidence to Action”, the overall objective of the meeting is to strengthen the strategic information and knowledge around MSM and transgender issues for stronger HIV and human rights response in South Asia region under the …

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” …

RESEARCH September 30, 2015

What Do People Think about PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the powerful HIV prevention pill for people at risk of HIV is here. APCOM, together with healthcare policy makers, healthcare providers and community advocates from all over Asia are working hand in hand to roll out PrEP in the region. Watch the video below to hear what PrEP advocates think about PrEP. Share the video above to …

RESEARCH November 4, 2014

Assessing the needs of MSM and Transgender people in Fiji regarding their Sexual Health and Well-being

APCOM Coalition Partner for Australaisa, The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) have been working in the Pacific delivering a programme funded by the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund and managed by the Secreteriat of the Pacific Community (SPC). The work has primarily been carried out in partnership with local organisations in Tonga and Samoa and has sought to increase …

RESEARCH December 15, 2012

Inconsistent condom use among young MSM, MSW, and TG in Thailand

Young men who have sex with men (MSM) are at risk for HIV infection. We investigated inconsistent condom use among 827 sexually active young MSM (15-24 years), enrolled using venue-day-time sampling in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, Thailand. Data was collected using palmtop computer-assisted self-interviewing. Of participants, 33.1% were regular MSM, 37.7% were male sex workers (MSWs) and 29.1% were …

RESEARCH December 14, 2012

HIV Prevalence, Risk Behaviour, Hormone Use and Surgical History among Transgender Women in Thailand

While male-to-female transgender persons are believed to often engage in sex work and have high HIV infection risk, little is known about demographics, surgical and hormone use history, risk behaviors and HIV prevalence. The study on such topics was therefore carried out by a group of academicians, health practitioners, and community organisations from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Thai …