PUBLICATIONS July 2, 2008

Mapping Transgender Groups, Organisations and Networks in South Asia

HIV prevalence among MSM and transgender populations ranges from 3% to 31% in Asia-Pacific countries1 (5 to 15 times higher than overall HIV prevalence). In India, for instance, the latest estimates by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), India, show that prevalence among MSM and transgender populations was 5.7% in 2006 as against the overall adult prevalence of 0.36%. Technical and …

SHOWCASE June 2, 2008

MSM in Asia Pacific: Critical HIV Research for Better Decision Making

Sex between men occurs in all countries and in all cultures. It is estimated that between 5-10 percent of all HIV infections worldwide have resulted from sex between men, however this figure varies considerably within countries and between regions. Despite information gaps regarding the impact of HIV on men who have sex with men (MSM), HIV prevalence among MSM wherever …

PUBLICATIONS June 1, 2008

The Value of Investing in MSM Programmes in Asia Pacific

At least 5–10 percent of all HIV cases worldwide are attributable to sexual transmission between men. In countries in the Asia-Pacific region, HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) ranges from 3–17 percent (5 to 15 times higher than overall HIV prevalence). As many MSM also report having sex with women, preventing transmission among MSM will not …

PUBLICATIONS May 1, 2007

The Yogyakarta Principles

INTRODUCTION TO THE YOGYAKARTA PRINCIPLES All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. All human rights are universal, interdependent, indivisible and interrelated. Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral to every person’s dignity and humanity and must not be the basis for discrimination or abuse. Many advances have been made toward ensuring that people of all …

REGIONAL September 25, 2006

Male Sexual Health and HIV in Asia and the Pacific International Consultation 2006: Risk and Responsibilities

In recognition of the need for building and strengthening interventions addressing HIV-related vulnerabilities among MSM in Asia and The Pacific, a Male Sexual Health and HIV in Asia and the Pacific International Consultation was being organized in New Delhi, India from September 23 to 26, 2006, with the theme of ‘’Risks & Responsibilities.’’ This international Consultation had brought together governments, policy-makers, donors, …