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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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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Rap App: Innovating Capacity Building in Asia and the Pacific. APCOM. (2016)


Since 2013, APCOM has established partnerships with fifteen (15) MSM and transgender networks and organisations at a regional, sub-regional and country level in Asia and the Pacific. These networks and organisations have completed the rapid assessment apparatus and were provided technical support. A peer-to-peer mentoring process was also applied in providing assistance to build relationship and trust. APCOM has also provided opportunities to the organisations at a country level to formally present the Rap App results to technical stakeholders and mobilise for resources. Click the following links to read the reports from each assessed network or organisation.

Keywords: HIV, MSM, transgender, capacity building, human rights

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MYISEAN (Malaysia)






- CARMAH (Viet Nam)



Readiness Assessment: Moving towards a Country-led and - Financed HIV Response for Key Populations. USAID, PEPFAR and Health Policy Project. (2016)


This new guide from the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project is a flexible tool for assessing the readiness and ability of country stakeholders (including government, development partners, and civil society) to sustain HIV epidemic control among key populations when donors transition to different levels and types of funding.

Keywords: guid, sex workers (SWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons (TG), and people who inject drugs (PWID)

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Regional Analysis Report: A Capacity Assessment of National MSM and Transgender Organisations and Networks in Southeast Asia. APCOM. (2016)


This report provides an overview and analysis of the findings of rapid assessments of MSM and transgender networks indicating capacity strengths and gaps in organisational and programmatic components. The rapid assessment is part of JumpStart, a MSM and transgender networks capacity strengthening initiative under the partnership of APCOM and AFAO. 

Keywords: finance, advocacy, partnership, young people, sex workers, PLHIV

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