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 …

SHOWCASE March 15, 2017

Spotlight: Humraz Male Health Society (Pakistan)

Founded in 2012, Humraz Male Health Society is a very first community-led organization service delivery point that exists to improve the sexual health, welfare and human rights for males who have sex with males and their partners in Hyderabad, Sindh. Humraz does this by providing services which include volunteer counseling and testing, sexually transmitted infection diagnosis and treatment, psychosocial counseling, distribution …

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 …

ADVOCACY March 1, 2017

Join APCOM to Make Some Noise for Zero Discrimination Day

Today, on 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day is observed across the globe. Zero Discrimination Day is an opportunity to highlight how everyone can be part of the transformation and take a stand for a fair and just society. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which conceived the Day back in 2014, is calling on everyone this year to …

NEWSROOM February 28, 2017

MSA 2017’s Programme Planning Meeting among the new Principal Recipient Save the Children and the Grant’s Sub-recipients

Save the Children – Nepal in its new role of Principal Recipient for the Multi Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA) hosted a two-day Program Planning Meeting with Sub-Recipients (SRs) on 7- 8 February 2017, in Kathmandu, Nepal. A total of 47 participants attended the planning meeting from seven countries of the national sub-recipients (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, …

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 …

PUBLICATIONS February 21, 2017

Tools Aiming at Integrating SOGIE Issues at Organizational Level

Islands of Southeast Asia Networks on Male and Transgender Sexual Health (ISEAN), in partnership with APCOM, and with support from Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), conducted a desk review and meta-analysis of existing tools and products on SOGI to identify gaps in SOGI-related engagements among community advocates in Southeast Asia, and to contribute in the competency to become experts …