A Survey of HIV, Syphilis and Risk Behaviours among Males Having Sex with Males, Male sex Workers and Hijra. Md. MR, Md. SA, Khan SI, Rana AM, Gourab G, and Azim T. (2014)

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Bangladesh has been providing HIV prevention services for males having sex with males (MSM), male sex worker (MSW) and hijra for more than a decade. In parallel to providing HIV prevention services, Bangladesh has been collecting risk behaviour and HIV prevalence data on these population groups through a national surveillance system which was set up by the Government of Bangladesh in 1998. The surveillance system has been crucial in providing key information that has helped Bangladesh to monitor changes in risk behaviours and infection prevalence over time, the data has been the backbone against which the national HIV strategic plans have been developed and global reports have been prepared. These data also enable measuring the effect of the on-going large scale HIV prevention programs for MSM, MSW and hijra. 


Keywords: HIV, STI, MSM, MSW, hijra, syphilis, prevention, condom, clients

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Annual Update 2014. APCOM. (2016)

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A good example of how we now operate was the launch of the TestBKK-campaign in which we advocate for regular HIV-testing of our target groups at MSM and friendly health clinics in Bangkok, Thailand. A campaign to call for HIV-testing in itself is not new, but the way in which we organised it, was new and innovative. APCOM brought together a broad partnership of community organisations, the government, local health clinics and the private sector. This is a new and exciting model to share with many colleagues around the world. The campaign was the largest ever seen and unique for Bangkok and Thailand in general. Given its success, the campaign will for sure be repeated.


Keywords: community, advocacy, MSM, transgender people, young people, health services

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ASEAN Good Practices and New Initiatives in HIV and AIDS. The ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta. (2014)

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According to the First ASEAN Regional Report on HIV and AIDS in 2011, “Addressing AIDS in ASEAN Region”, there are 1.5 million people estimated to be living with HIV distributed amongst the ASEAN Member States (AMS). The national HIV prevalence rates in the region range from 0.1 per cent to 0.7 per cent. Although prevalence rates are decreasing, current estimates indicate that there are some AMS that are showing an increasing trend.
The key risk behaviours that drive the HIV epidemic in the region are unprotected sex with multiple partners and needle sharing in injecting drug use. Seventy-five per cent of all HIV infections in ASEAN are reported among key populations (KPs) of sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender, and people who inject drugs. Other vulnerable populations include the intimate partners of KPs, youths, and mobile populations.


Keywords: HIV, PMTCT, testing, STI, prevention, FSW, transgender people, MSM, prison setting, PWID, migrant workers

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Being LGBT in Asia: China Country Report. UNDP and USAID. (2014)

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The China LGBT Community Dialogue brought together participants from all over Mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan). Approximately 60 people participated in Day 1 of the Dialogue from 40 institutions and organizations, representing the full range of China’s LGBT community alongside representatives of the central government, the court system, universities, legal experts and legal-aid organizations and a broad range of civil society organizations. Over 140 participants took part in the next two days of Dialogue from a larger number of NGOs and CBOs from all over China. Ten transgender participants from across China and five transgender community experts from Hong Kong SAR, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Thailand too part in the China-Asia Transgender Community Roundtable. The Dialogue and Roundtable were jointly convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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Being LGBT in Asia: Nepal Country Report. UNDP, USAID and UNICEF. (2014)

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Being LGBT in Asia: Nepal Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Nepal including the current challenges facing and opportunities available for LGBT organizations and individuals in the country. The report encompasses the major discussions, findings, and recommendations from the Nepal National LGBTI Community Dialogue held in Kathmandu in April 2014. The report begins with an overview of the LGBT human rights movement then examines the policy and legal environment, socio-cultural context, political situation, and religious context related to LGBT rights.

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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Being LGBT in Asia: Thailand Country Report. UNDP and USAID. (2014)

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This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Thailand. It encompasses the findings of the Thailand National LGBT Community Dialogue held in March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand and additionally includes findings from a desk review, additional interviews, and analysis of published literature on LGBT issues in and about Thailand.

 

 

Keywords: LGBT, human rights, legal environment, sexual orientation, gender identity, stigma, discrimination

 

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China Case Study: Using Internet for Mass Mobilisation of the MSM Community for the purpose of HIV Testing. APCOM. (2014)

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APCOM’s Highlight series profile the often unheard of MSM and transgender community- based documentation of good practices from projects across Asia and the Pacific.

 

APCOM works with individuals and organisations on the Highlight series to form the evidence- based information to be shared across the region and for advocacy on issues that affect the lives of MSM and transgender people, including HIV, rights, health and well being. 

 

This case study focus on using the internet for mass mobilisation of the MSM community for the purpose of HIV testing.

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Community Leadership and Advocacy Framework and Resource Guide: HIV, Human Rights and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Islands of Southeast Asia. UNDP. (2014)

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The Islands of Southeast Asia Network on Male and Transgender Sexual Health (ISEAN) Community Leadership and Advocacy Framework is intended for use as a template for subregional and national advocacy to improve HIV prevention and care among MSM and transgender people. It sets out five Key Domains for Advocacy, provides suggestions for partnerships that would make advocacy more successful and outlines some indicative advocacy strategies. The Framework is supported by a Resource Guide (the Guide) that summarizes key global and regional commitments and guidelines and provides examples of work that has been done to remove access barriers for MSM and transgender people.

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Discussion Brief: The State of Investment in HIV Prevention for MSM in Asia and the Pacific. APCOM. (2014)

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Gender-based Violence in Asia and the Pacific. Data Hub. (2014)

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Slide presentation on gender-based violence prepared by AIDS Data Hub team

 

 

Keywords: FSW, MSW, Transgender, pregnant women, intimate partner

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