PUBLICATIONS May 26, 2017

The Fact Sheets to Ensure the MSM and Transgender Communities’ Engagement in Global Fund New Funding Model Country Dialogue are Now Available in Local Languages

In 2014, APCOM releases fact sheets containing knowledge and resources needed by the MSM and trans communities to take part effectively in the Country Dialogue, particularly knowing that each of the NFM application stages can be difficult to understand within the length of the community’s capacity. The fact sheets are uniquely tailored to the MSM and trans community in 17 eligible …

NEWSROOM May 20, 2017

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 …

NEWSROOM May 20, 2017

Indonesian and International HIV and LGBT Organisations Protest Treatment of Gay Men Arrested in Surabaya Raid

APCOM, Arus Pelangi, COC, GAYa Nusantara, GWL-INA, LBH Masyarakat, LBH Surabaya and MSMGF support the following statement: We express serious concern over the treatment of 14 men who have been arrested on charges related to alleged consensual sex at a hotel in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on 30 April 2017. It is disturbing that eight of the men are …

REGIONAL May 11, 2017

Connecting Asia: A Regional Consultation on ICT, HIV, MSM and Getting to the 90-90-90 Targets

14-16 June 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Websites, social media and mobile apps are just some of the information and communication technologies (ICTs) which are changing the way we connect with each other. Connecting Asia is a regional consultation to help Asia reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by using ICT to improve the uptake of innovative approaches to HIV programmes for gay men and other men who …

NEWSROOM May 11, 2017

Join APCOM to Commemorate the 2017 International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, May 17 / 1PM to 8.30PM

Join our #RainbowFamily and help us commemorate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and champion lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights in Thailand. This year’s theme focuses on the role of family connections, love and support for LGBTI people and their families so we encourage you to also bring your families, partners and friends to …

NEWSROOM May 1, 2017

TestBKK’s Songkran 2017 Outreach: Sexier, Bigger, Wilder

Just like many previous Thai New Year holiday, known by the locals as Songkran, Bangkok is flocked with international and domestic tourists wanting to take part in the world’s largest water fight – an embellishment of holy water splashing Buddhist culture of the Kingdom. Among these visitors are a large number of gay men, and many of them came with …

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 15, 2017

Spotlight: Parwaz Male Health Society (Pakistan)

Parwaz Male Health Society (PMHS) is a community based organization (CBO) with the mission to improve the sexual health, welfare and human rights for men who have sex with men (MSM) and their partners in Karachi, Pakistan. Founded in 2012, PMHS provides psychosocial counseling, clinical STI screening and treatment, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and Mobile VCT for HIV, referral/registration …