Of Transgender and Sin in Asia. Winter S (2006)

Of Transgender and Sin in Asia. Winter  S (2006) I was born male and identify as one. Until recently I hadn't asked myself why I had turned out this way. Yet many transpeople I know have long asked this question of themselves. What's more, there is a small army of researchers trying to uncover answers to the same question. Relatively few seem interested in going up to a trans person and simply asking him or her 'Why do you think you turned out this way?

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Policy Brief: HIV and Sex between Men. UNAIDS (2006)

Policy Brief: HIV and Sex between Men. UNAIDS (2006) Sex between men occurs in every culture and society, though its extent and public acknowledgement vary from place to place.

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Report of Community Assessment and Evaluation of HIV Effort on Men who have Sex with Men in Hong Kong 2006. Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS (2006)

Of Transgender and Sin in Asia. Winter  S (2006) Men who have sex with men (MSM) is one of the important issues in HIV prevention in Hong Kong since the first cases reported in 1984. Committee on Education & Publicity on AIDS (CEPAIDS) and AIDS Prevention and Care Committee (APCC) prepared two strategy documents on HIV prevention in MSM in 1998 and 2001 respectively

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Summary Report- Sind: Integrated Biological & Behavioral Surveillance 2006. National AIDS Control Program Pakistan, Sind AIDS Control Program and Canada-Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (2006)

Summary Report- Sind: Integrated Biological & Behavioral Surveillance 2006. National AIDS Control Program Pakistan, Sind AIDS Control Program and Canada-Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (2006) The findings presented here are part of the round one surveillance activities carried out in 08 cities of Pakistan by the National AIDS control Program (NACP) through its HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (HASP). The primary goal of this research is to estimate and map the various HIV high risk groups in Pakistan, including injection drug users (IDUs) and commercial sex workers (CSWs); estimate prevalence of HIV infection and collect behavioral data for monitoring of the epidemic and its associated risk factors in the country.

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Facing the Facts: Men Who Have Sex with Men and HIV/AIDS in Vietnam. Bao VN and Girault P (2005)

Facing the Facts: Men Who Have Sex with Men and HIV/AIDS in Vietnam. Bao VN and Girault P (2005) There is little data, but recent studies show extensive behavioral risks and a “real” epidemic of HIV among MSM in Vietnam

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Integrated Bio-behavioral Survey (IBBS) among MSM Population in Kathmandu Valley Final Report December 2005. Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA), FHI & USAID (2005)

IBBS MSM Final Nov 2004

The overall objective of the study is to determine the levels of HIV and STI
prevalence and risk behavior among MSM sub-population in Kathmandu and their
behavioral links with general population or other groups with high-risk behaviors. The
study will be useful to those, including FHI, seeking to design, monitor and evaluate
the impact of their interventions and to advocate effective prevention and care
interventions in MSM sub population.

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Strategizing Interventions among MSM in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMR). USAID and FHI (2005)

Strategizing Interventions among MSM in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMR). USAID and FHI (2005) Strategizing Interventions among MSM in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMR) Workshop, a three-day conference in Bangkok, Thailand was convened on February 28, 2005. The US government/donor agencies, CDC-Global AIDS Program (GAP), USAID- Regional Development Mission Asia Regional Program (RDM-ARP), and Family Health International (FHI) Asia Regional Program (ARP), brought together over 50 regional experts from eight countries to present and discuss the implications of recent research to prevent transmission and treat infection of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Summary MSM and HIV in Bangladesh, Shivananda Khan OBE Naz Foundation International (2005)

2005 Summary MSM and HIV in Bangladesh

The category “men who have sex with men” (or males who have sex with males - MSM) was developed in response to a recognition that not all male-to-male sexual behaviours falls within a framework of sexual orientation or identity. Within this behavioural category there are multiple frameworks of male-to-male sex, including those who self-identify as homosexuals/gay men, males who self-identify within a gendered framework, such as kothis and hijras, as well as normative males from the general male population who sexually access such gendered males, along with others, usually as the penetrating partner. Male-to-male behaviours also exist in a range of all-male institutions and occupational groups including prisons, juvenile homes, and the armed forces, along with truck drivers, and in other service industries. In this context, the sexual practice is primarily based on a lack of access to females, “body heat”, and immediate discharge. Further to this, there is also a concept of masti, or play, in which same sex behaviours are not seen as “real sex” but play. Significant levels of adolescent males and young men engage in this behaviours.

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HIV Related Behaviors and Attitudes among Chinese MSM in Hong Kong: A Population Based Study. Lau JTF, Kim JH, Lau M and Tsui H-Y (2004)

Of Transgender and Sin in Asia. Winter  S (2006) This study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence of men having sex with men (MSM) and their HIV related behaviours and attitudes among Chinese men in Hong Kong. Methods: A large scale, random, population based, anonymous telephone survey of 14 963 men between the ages of 18–60 was conducted. The overall response rate was approximately 57%.

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HIV, STIs and Risk Behaviour in East Timor: An Historic Opportunity for Effective Action. Pisani E and Dili Survey Team (2004)

cover-coming-soon In the early 2000s, the government of the newly–independent nation of East Timor (Timor Leste or Timor Lorosae) expressed concern about the possibility of an epidemic of HIV developing in the country. High levels of poverty and social disruption that resulted from the conflict surrounding independence, combined with the presence of several thousand peacekeepers and other international personnel, many of them from countries with high HIV prevalence, led the country to develop a national AIDS strategy.

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