PUBLICATIONS August 24, 2014

In or Out?

This review analyses the inclusion of young key populations in the NSPs for HIV and AIDS of 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. The primary document examined for the review of each country’s strategy …

PUBLICATIONS July 30, 2014

Issues Brief: Local Epidemics. UNAIDS. (2014)

This brief discusses important new opportunities to reverse the HIV epidemic in specific locations and among key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure. More and more countries are collecting and analysing data that enable these locations to be identified and addressed. Data collection is expanding, and new methods are being used to identify where localized epidemics may be emerging, …

SHOWCASE July 24, 2014

Alarm rings on low uptake of existing prevention options for anal STIs and HIV

"Key affected communities should be in the heart of the delivery of services by the government..."

Bobby Ramakant, CNS Special Correspondent Despite overall progress in HIV prevention, rates of HIV infection among key affected populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people remain alarmingly high. For example, recent data indicates that MSM are up to 19 times more likely to have HIV than the general population – transgender women are almost …

PUBLICATIONS July 17, 2014

Gap Report 2014

How do we close the gap between the people moving forward and the people being left behind? This was the question we set out to answer in the UNAIDS Gap report. Similar to the Global report, the goal of the Gap report is to provide the best possible data, but, in addition, to give information and analysis on the people …

SHOWCASE January 27, 2014

A matter of urgency: HIV among MSM in Asia and the Pacific

The median coverage (i.e., those who knew where to get a HIV test and received condoms in the previous year) among 12 reporting countries is around 60%.

Countries around the world, and especially across the Asia Pacific region, are recording alarmingly higher HIV prevalence estimates among MSM than in previous years. Led by the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), civil society organisations in the region and UN agencies challenge stakeholders across all sectors to focus, invest, empower, and mobilise to change the course of the …

REGIONAL October 30, 2013

Spotlight: MSM Poz, Malaysia

MSM Poz is a unique programme in Malaysia, offering support to HIV positive MSM through face-to-face outreach, counseling, monthly support groups, education sessions, online counseling and a supportive, dedicated website. MSM Poz was set up in September 2009 by a group of volunteers who got together to set up a monthly support group for HIV positive MSM in Kuala Lumpur.   There …

PUBLICATIONS August 14, 2013

HIV surveillance in Pacific Island countries and territories 2011 report

About SPC’s 2011 Annual HIV Report Each year the HIV surveillance section releases it’s annual HIV epidemiological update. The purpose of the annual report is to describe the epidemiology of HIV in the Pacific and to make brief recommendations for national programme managers, government decision makers and technical partners to improve HIV surveillance and control in the region. The report describes the epidemiology of HIV in the …

REGIONAL June 26, 2013

Spotlight: SWING, Thailand

The Service Workers In Group Foundation (SWING) was established in 2004 to promote and protect the health, human rights and dignity of sex workers. From its initial focus on the issues that affect male and transgender sex workers, SWING has expanded its coverage over the past 10 years to include programmes and projects for sex workers of all genders and …

REGIONAL June 20, 2013

Spotlight: Chengdu Tongle Health Counseling & Service Center, China

Chengdu Tongle Health Counseling & Service Center Founded in 2002, Chengdu Tongle Health Counseling & Service Center (Chengdu Tongle) is a self-governed MSM NGO in Chengdu, China. They are committed to addressing priority health concerns like HIV and AIDS, helping foster a sense of gay community and culture, as well as promoting gay rights. Consisting of 20 staff and nearly 500 …