NEWSROOM March 17, 2017

APCOM Pioneering Community Research to Gain Much Needed Data to Improve Access of Young Gay Men to HIV Services

APCOM today announced the launch of a new project: PULSE – a 3-year long initiative encompassing research, community capacity strengthening and advocacy effort that aims to improve the lives of young gay and bisexual men and other young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Five countries of Greater Mekong are selected in the pilot phase of the project: Cambodia, …

NEWSROOM February 27, 2017

APCOM Releasing a New Report Showcasing Country-level Progresses on the Introduction of PrEP to Gay Men in Asia

In September 2015, APCOM, together with multiple UN and other development agencies, co-organized “PrEParing Asia” – the region’s first community-led consultation to discuss with policymakers, healthcare providers and community advocates the strategies of introducing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a new tool for HIV prevention for gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) within the Asia and …

SHOWCASE January 14, 2016

Fast-tracking HIV and Human Rights Response for gay men, bisexual men and other MSM

A reflection piece by Niluka Perera, Youth Voices Count’s Project Officer, on his participation in the first meeting of a new advisory body, the Global Platform to Fast-Track HIV Responses among Gay Men, Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (Global Platform), which was convened by UNAIDS and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in Geneva, …

REGIONAL July 8, 2015

PrEPARING ASIA: A new direction for HIV prevention among MSM in Asia

Meeting Digest

Organized by APCOM with the support from UNAIDS and WHO, the dialogue brought in representatives of gay identified men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), sexual health policy makers, program planners and service providers and explore the potential of scaling up PrEP. Conducted in Amari Watergate, Bangkok, from 23 to 25 September 2015, the Dialogue was part of the regional rolling out …

PUBLICATIONS September 19, 2012

Joint WHO/UNDP Informal Expert Group Consultation for developing a Regional Health Sector Training Package for MSM and Transgender People

Following recommendations in the existing regional and recently launched WHO global guidance (2011), the Global Commission on HIV and the Law report HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health (2012)1 and the UNESCAP Resolution 66/10: Regional call for action to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in Asia and the Pacific (2010) and meeting report …

PUBLICATIONS April 24, 2011

MSM and Transgender Populations Multi-City Initiative

In response to the alarming growth in HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons (TG) in Asia, a broad coalition of United Nations partners, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its cooperating agencies, national AIDS programs, city governments and MSM and transgender community-based organizations joined together in a unique partnership called …

PUBLICATIONS August 1, 2010

Legal Environments, Human Rights and HIV Responses among MSM and Transgender People in Asia and the Pacific: An Agenda For Action

The Asia Pacific region is truly at a critical moment in its response to HIV. One of the biggest and most immediate challenges is confronting the rapidly rising rates of infection among men who have sex with men and transgender people. This in a region already mired in long-running challenges from legal and social barriers that inhibit effective programming and …

PUBLICATIONS May 15, 2010

Priority HIV and Sexual Health Interventions in the Health Sector for MSM and Transgender in Asia-Pacific Region

The Regional Consensus Meeting on Developing a Comprehensive Package of Services to Reduce HIV among Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Populations in Asia and the Pacific held in Bangkok from 29 June to 1 July 2009 recognized that the significant and increasing burden of HIV infections documented among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender …

PUBLICATIONS October 28, 2009

Overcoming Legal Barriers to Comprehensive Prevention among MSM and Transgender People in Asia and The Pacific

During the recent 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (9th ICAAP) held in Bali, Indonesia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) working in close collaboration with government, non government and United Nations partners helped raise the policy profile on key issues affecting the HIV epidemics in the Asia-Pacific Region with a series of cross-cutting, high-level symposiums. …

PUBLICATIONS September 1, 2009

Developing a Package of Services to Reduce HIV among MSM and Transgender Populations in Asia and the Pacific

Addressing the specific concerns of HIV among men who have sex with men and transgender persons is one of the UN family’s key priority areas. This requires joint and collaborative efforts by governments, civil society, donors, development partners, and perhaps most importantly men who have sex with men and transgender persons living with HIV. In order to define a rights-based, …