NEWSROOM February 8, 2017

APCOM Congratulates Youth Voices Count with the Decisions Taken on Their New Direction

Following the information from the Youth Voices Count Core Working Group, APCOM would like to congratulate the network with the successful conclusion of their strategic process and the decisions taken in their recent meeting, including the confirmation of Niluka Perera as the Regional Coordinator of the network. APCOM has supported Youth Voices Count over the last 6 years in many …

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. …

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 …

ADVOCACY May 9, 2016

Advocacy Brief on the Zero Draft of 2016 UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

APCOM and Youth Voices Count have jointly developed a Special Advocacy Brief on the Zero Draft of 2016 UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

From 8th to 10th June 2016, UN member states will come together for a High-Level Meeting (HLM) to undertake a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in the past Political Declarations on HIV and AIDS. This HLM will produce the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS which will guide the national HIV responses and plans, human rights and legal reforms, and …

SHOWCASE February 25, 2016

Vilead – Vietnam LGBT Leadership Development Program

In the recent years, LGBT community in Vietnam has reached many achievements, from country wide campaign on same sex marriage, to community mobilization and fight for the right of transgender people. Vietnam has become one of the typical example of community strength in the regions.  To keep up the pace, having a new generation of leadership is critical. This is …

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, …

PUBLICATIONS April 29, 2015

Jumping Hurdles: A discussion paper highlighting the prominence of youth-friendly HIV services

APCOM’s commitment to build future leadershas been showcased through its continued support to youth-led organisation Youth Voices Count (YVC). During the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, YVC conducted a session to explore the factors contributing to the low uptake of voluntary HIV testing and counseling services among young men who have sex with men and young …