NEWSROOM March 21, 2017

The Second Season of Thailand’s Most Viral Gay-health Webseries GAYOK Bangkok Has Just Been Launched

GayOK Bangkok Season 1, which was released in 2016, has magnetised viewers with its relatable storyline revolved around gay men. The series was proven to be strongly successful, not only in Thailand but also in overseas such as Philippine, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Vietnam. This March, TestBKK, APCOM’s HIV testing campaign targeting young gay men in Bangkok, in collaboration with …

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, …

SHOWCASE March 9, 2017

Pireh Male Health Society Teaching Sex and Gender Equality to Hundreds of Pakistani Young Leaders

The 7th Pakistan Youth Congress (PYC) was held in Islamabad in January 2017. Initiated by Drug Free Pakistan Foundation (DFPF), PYC is one of the biggest youth development project for Pakistani youth. Every year, since 2009, youngsters from all over Pakistan participated in this project. They interact with each other and engage in efficient learning activities that facilitate their knowledge …

NEWSROOM March 8, 2017

APCOM’s City-based HIV Testing Campaign Expanded to Manila

TestXXX, APCOM’s city-based HIV testing campaign that is piloted in Bangkok (TestBKK) and expanded to Ho Chi Minh City (TestSGN) has once again spread its wings to a new city: Manila, the capital of the Philippines – under the name of TestMNL. The campaign is led by LoveYourself – a local community organisation that has been providing and advocating for HIV …

PREVENTION October 25, 2016

TestSGN Encouraging Young MSM in Ho Chi Minh City to Take HIV Testing

TestXXX, APCOM’s city-based HIV testing campaign that is piloted in Bangkok has finally expanded to a new city: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. Led by the Center for Applied Research on Men and Community Health (CARMAH) under APCOM’s supervision, the campaign is named TestSGN, following the style of Bangkok campaign’s title (TestBKK) and using the 3-letter airport code of …

PREVENTION September 22, 2016

COPE4YMSM: Thai YMSM Prevention Effectiveness Evaluation

APCOM is proud to be among the collaboration partners of COPE4YMSM – evaluation study on the effectiveness of HIV prevention among Thai young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the study seeks to develop and conduct a non-randomized effectiveness and cost-effectiveness …

ADVOCACY September 8, 2016

Asia’s First Ever Animation Video to Advocate for Youth-friendly HIV Services

Named after a discussion paper with the same title, Jumping Hurdles is the region’s first animation video to advocate the importance of youth-friendly HIV services. Jumping Hurdles visualises issues faced by young gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in accessing HIV services, followed by a series of recommendations on how healthcare settings can make their HIV services inclusive towards young clients. …

SHOWCASE August 17, 2016

Spotlight: Gisneyland, Taiwan

Does it sound crazy to create a theme park that promotes sexual health and rights? Not according to Gisneyland! Yes, you heard it right. Named similarly after “the happiest place on earth,” Gisneyland is a community organisation providing various health services – and sometimes in a form of  a theme park! – to young LGBT individuals in Hsinchu, Taiwan. We sat down with Gisneyland Director …

PREVENTION May 17, 2016

This IDAHOT, APCOM would Like to Remind Us the Importance of Youth-Friendly HIV Service

A teaser of our upcoming video advocating the importance of youth-friendly service is here.

Every day, an estimated 330 young people in Asia and the Pacific are newly infected with HIV, according to a recent UNAIDS report. That means 14 new HIV cases among young people every hour. It is estimated that 95% of all new infections among young people in Asia (young people aged 15-24) occur within the young cohort of most at …

PREVENTION April 12, 2016

This Songkran, Young Gay Men in Bangkok Splashed with the Biggest Sexual Health Campaign Ever!

Wet and wild, Thais certainly know how to celebrate their traditional New Year with a splash. During Thailand’s festive Songkran Festival, which runs from 13 to 15 April each year, Bangkok has been hosting Songkran celebration exclusively catered to gay men. In addition to the city’s pink districts being a magnet for gay locals and tourists who are desired to …