LEARNING March 9, 2016

Pacific LGBTI Health Workshop

As part of the inaugural 2016 ILGA Oceania Human Rights and Health Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (PSDN) and APCOM are proud to be hosting the “Pacific LGBTI Health” workshop on 10 March 2016, 3pm-4:30pm. The workshop aims to bring together advocates from the Pacific region to discuss the health needs of the Pacific LGBTI community. …

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 …

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 …

REGIONAL December 17, 2013

Pacific Sexual Diversity Network Strategic Plan Launched at ICAAP 11

"This five year plan focuses the Network to speak out for equality, justice and achieving the Three Zeros to end HIV/AIDS in the Pacific."

“This five year plan focuses the Network to speak out for equality, justice and achieving the Three Zeros to end HIV/AIDS in the Pacific,” said Minister Glassie. Speaking at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Minister Glassie said it was important that diverse voices across the Pacific were heard. Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population …

SHOWCASE August 29, 2013

Spotlight: Tongan Leitis Association, Tonga

Established in 1992, the Tongan Leitis Association (TLA) focus on improving the rights and celebrating the contribution of Leitis in Tonga. Leiti is a local cultural term which is a modern derivation of the English word ‘lady’ and is used as an inclusive term for the broad range of men who have sex with men, transgender people, gay and bisexual men and …

PUBLICATIONS August 16, 2013

Treatment is My Life Now: Experiences of treatments among people living with HIV in the Pacific Islands

The Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation (PIAF) and the Cook Islands National HIV, STI & TB Committee have completed a study describing the treatment experiences of HIV positive people in Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Samoa and Solomon Islands. Titled Treatment is My Life Now: Experiences of treatments among people living with HIV in the Pacific Islands, the study summarises the results of …

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 …

SHOWCASE July 23, 2013

Continuing to Advance the Sexual Health and Well-being of MSM and Transgender People in the Pacific

On 27 and 28 May 2013, APCOM attended the “Continuing to advance the sexual health and well-being of MSM and Transgender people in the Pacific: Building collaboration beyond the HIV/STI Response Fund” meeting hosted by New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) . The goal was to form a snapshot of the current situation and consolidate key issues to advocate for sustainable funding to programmes supporting MSM …

NEWSROOM May 27, 2013

Assessing the Sexual Health Needs of MSM and Transgender People in the Pacific

APCOM partner for Australasia, The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF), has been working in the Pacific to conduct a programme funded by the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund 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 …

ADVOCACY December 2, 2009

An OPEN strategy for a response to AIDS in the Pacific

The Pacific is a unique and vulnerable region. It spans a third of the world’s surface and accounts for just 0.14% of the world’s population—with a similar proportion of the global burden of HIV. For Pacific countries, even a small number of people living with HIV can translate into high incidence and prevalence rates that can have devastating impacts on …