Christianity, Sexual Diversity and Access to Health Services. APCOM. (2016)

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In Asia-Pacific countries, Abrahamic religions such as Islam and Christianity often condemn same-sex behaviour and gender non-conformity. This kind of stigma can and does create a sense of low self-esteem among men who have sex with men and transgender people. This, in turn, can prevent them from protecting themselves from the risks related to unsafe sexual behaviour as well as accessing available health services.

This discussion paper is APCOM’s knowledge product on coordinating an empowering response to such faith-based stigma and discrimination. A similar discussion paper focusing on Islam teaching has been released in 2013, and positively received and used by the community advocates.

 

Keywords: HIV, health services, MSM, transgender persons, community

 

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Condoms: The Prevention of HIV, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections and Unintended Pregnancies. UNAIDS. (2016)

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Condoms are a highly effective and widely used method to prevent transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies.

A global consultation meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 6 to 7 November 2014, to reaffirm the critical role of male and female condoms as part of combination HIV prevention, to shape an agenda to scale up condom promotion and distribution, and to identify strategies to overcome bottlenecks in scaling up.

 

Keywords: HIV, prevention, female condoms and lubricants

 

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Factsheet on HIV/AIDS Situation in Hong Kong 2015. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2016)

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The first case of HIV infection in Hong Kong was reported in 1984. As of 2015, the Department of Health has received a cumulative total of 7,718 reports of HIV infection and 1,655 AIDS cases under the voluntary and anonymous HIV/AIDS reporting system (Fig. 1). The number of annual reports was a record high of 725 cases in 2015, 11% increase compared to the 651 cases in 2014. People infected with HIV progress to AIDS when they suffer from clinical complications of severe immunodeficiency due to HIV. In 2015, 110 AIDS reports were received. The most common illnesses presenting at AIDS were Pneumocystis pneumonia and tuberculosis.

 

Keywords: Hong Kong, HIV, MSM, heterosexual, young, adult, transmission

 

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Factsheet: HARiS - HIV and AIDS Response Indicator Survey 2015 for Men who have Sex with Men. Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health. (2016)

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Men who have sex with men (MSM) has continued to account for a significant proportion of newly acquired HIV infections in Hong Kong. To keep on tracking the epidemic and inform intervention, MSM population has been included as one of the five major at-risk populations in the HIV/AIDS Response Indicator Survey (HARiS).

 

 

Keywords: Hong Kong, HIV, MSM, sexual behaviours, testing, condom

 

 

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender (TG) in Terai Highway Districts of Nepal- 2016 (Round –I) - Factsheet. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2016)

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This is the first round of the IBBS survey conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) and Transgender (TG) population in the selected eight districts of Terai Highway regions of Nepal. The objectives of the first round of the IBBS survey was to: a) determine the prevalence of HIV Syphilis, Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria Gonorrhea (NG) and associated risk behaviors among MSM/ TG, b) Collect information related to socio-demographic characteristics, and c) Explore the association between the risk behaviors and HIV and other specific STIs among the MSM and TG population. Fieldwork for data collection was conducted from 5th June to 15th June 2016.


Keywords: Nepal, IBBS, HIV, STI, MSM, TG, MSW, prevalence, syphilis

 

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Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) Survey among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender (TG) People in Terai Highway Districts of Nepal - Round I. National Centre for AIDS and STD Control. (2016)

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This is the first round IBBS survey among MSM/TG conducted in eight districts of Terai Highway in Nepal and field work conducted by National Institute for Development and Research (NIDR). The eight districts namely Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari (Eastern Terai), Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, Kapilbastu (Western Terai), Kailali and Kanchanpur (Far-western Terai) were purposively selected on the basis of previous round of size estimation, consultation with relevant stakeholders during the formative assessment. The main objectives of the IBBS surveys were: to determine the prevalence and trend of HIV Syphilis, Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria Gonorrhoea (NG) and associated risk behaviors among MSM/TG, collect information related to socio-demographic characteristics and explore the association between the risk behaviors and HIV and other specific STIs among the MSM/TG population.


Keywords: Nepal, HIV, STI, MSM, MSW, TG, prevalence, drug use

 

 

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Key Populations taking the Lead. LINKAGES. (2016)

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In many countries, however, men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs are taking the lead to ensure that their peers receive the services they need. This issue of The Link highlights some of these efforts as it examines the promise of peer-led and peer-assisted interventions designed to increase access to and uptake of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services.


Keywords: HIV/AIDS, harm reduction, stigma and discrimination, health services, key populations

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Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES): Success Stories. FHI 360/LINKAGES. (2016)

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The Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project conducts a range of HIV prevention activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs) and to improve their enrollment and retention in care. These success stories highlight the progress LINKAGES is making.


Keywords: HIV, Thailand, MSM, gay, testing, counseling

 

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- HIV Testing by Friendly Faces in Comfortable Settings

 

- LINKAGES Thailand Pioneering a New Model for Increasing Uptake of HIV Testing and Counseling

 

- Everyone’s a Drama Queen in USAID-funded Web Series, Gay OK Bangkok

Meeting Report - Information and Communications Technologies. UNAIDS. (2016)

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Information and communication technology (ICT) represents an important new resource for enhancing the reach and effectiveness of HIV programming. Gay men and other men who have sex with men already use ICT to facilitate many kinds of interactions, and a host of private for-profit platforms exist to help men negotiate offline social and sexual encounters. 

 

Keywords: HIV, response, MSM, ICT, gay men, community

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National Population Size Estimation, HIV Related Risk Behaviors, and HIV Prevalence among Men who have sex with Men in Cambodia in 2014. Mun P, Chhim S, Chhoun P, Tuot S, Ly C, Dionisio J, Song N, Pal KD Ngin C, and Yi S. (2016)

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With approximately 31,000 MSM in Cambodia, a population considered at high risk for contracting HIV due to engagement in risky sexual behaviors, efforts to prevent, manage, and treat HIV in this population are essential for achieving the 3.0 initiative aimed at eliminating new HIV infections in the country by 2025. Accurate strategic information, such as population size estimation, measures of risk behaviors, and HIV prevalence among MSM, is imperative to better understanding the impact of this population on the nationwide HIV prevalence, designing effective interventions, and informing further studies.

 

Keywords: HIV, risk behaviors, prevalence, health services, education

 

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