The Time Has Come - Enhancing HIV, STI and Other Sexual Health Services for MSM and Transgender People in Asia and the Pacific. WHO and UNDP. (2013)

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“The Time Has Come” is a training package for health providers to reduce stigma in health care settings, as well as to enhance HIV, STI and other sexual health services for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in Asia and the Pacific. The package offers a dynamic, interactive training programme designed by expert peer trainers. It aims to impart practical, sustainable knowledge and skills to programme managers, frontline service managers and health policy professionals that can enhance their leadership capacity and improve programming and service delivery. The training package is designed to be particularly relevant for health care workers, as well as selected staff from national and provincial HIV programmes, Global Fund project managers, policy-makers, frontline managers and advocates. It is hoped that the training package will play an important role in responding to the need to address sexual orientation and gender identity in the region’s response to HIV.
 
“The Time Has Come” regional training package was jointly developed by UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC), WHO Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO) and WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO).
 
Additional resources to support implementation of this training package, including templates, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, videos, are available through the dedicated 'The Time Has Come' micro-website.
 

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Treatment is My Life Now: Experiences of Treatments among People Living with HIV in the Pacific Islands. Gorman H. (2013)

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This report summarises the results of qualitative research that was conducted to better understand reasons for initiating, continuing and ceasing treatment among PLHIV in the Pacific Islands. In total, 49 PLHIV were inter-viewed, including 23 HIV-positive people in Fiji, 11 HIV-positive people in Guam, 2 HIV-positive people in Kiribati, 5 HIV-positive people in Samoa and 8 HIV-positive people in Solomon Islands. A training workshop was held in November 2011 where the team of 10 PLHIV peer researchers, 2 training support facilitators and the team leader worked in collaboration to develop the method for the study. In-depth interviews were selected as the research method to gain a detailed understanding of the participants’ treatment experiences. Research participants were recruited through PLHIV support networks where they exist and through health clinics that provide treatment to PLHIV.

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Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. Fulu E, Warner X, Miedema S, et al (2013)

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The report, entitled ‘Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific’ was conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. It explores the prevalence of men’s use of violence against women in the survey sites, and shows what factors make men more or less likely to use violence.

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Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific - Making the Case with Strategic Information. UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNAIDS. (2013)

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This guidance document provides recommendations for collecting and reporting information about young key populations at higher risk for HIV in order to improve the availability and usefulness of strategic information.

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APCOM Policy Brief: Addressing the Needs of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (2012)

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High and rising HIV prevalence among populations of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons have now been documented throughout much of Asia and the Pacific region. Up to 40% of Asia’s epidemic is projected to be constituted by transmissions attributed to male to male sex by 2015, rising from 13% in 2008.1 Sex between men has already accounted for approximately a third of HIV transmission in Asia and the Pacific, although this is very likely to be underreported.2 Many of these infections are occurring and will continue to occur among young men.

 

 

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APCOM Policy Brief: East Asia Legal Environments for Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People. The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (2012)

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The legal environment in East Asia is generally more protective of human rights of MSM and transgender people than in other sub-regions of the Asia Pacific region, although some punitive laws and law enforcement practices remain and there are few protective laws in place. Male-to-male sex is not criminalized in East Asia. Post-operative transgender people can be legally recognized as their new sex on identity documents and can marry people of their former sex in China, Japan and South Korea.

 

 

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APCOM Policy Brief: Pacific Legal Environments for Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People. The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (2012)

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This Policy Brief is adapted from the UNDP and APCOM report, titled ‘Legal environments, human rights and HIV responses among men who have sex with men and transgender people in Asia and the Pacific: An agenda for action’,1 covering 48 countries and territories of the Asia and Pacific region. The study considered legislation, cases, published research, policy reports and press reports, and drew from consultations with community representatives, legal experts and UN agencies. The following summarizes findings and recommendations relating to countries of the Pacific sub-region with inputs from APCOM coalition member, PSDN (Pacific Sexual Diversity Network).

 

 

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APCOM Policy Brief: South Asia Legal Environments for Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People. The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (2012)

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This Policy Brief is adapted from the UNDP and APCOM report, titled ‘Legal environments, human rights and HIV responses among men who have sex with men and transgender people in Asia and the Pacific: An agenda for action’, covering 48 countries and territories of the Asia and Pacific region. The study considered legislation, cases, published research, policy reports and press reports, and drew from consultations with community representatives, legal experts and UN agencies. The following summarizes findings and recommendations relating to South Asia with inputs from two of APCOM coalition members: INFOSEM (India Network for Sexual Minorities) and SAMAN (South Asia MSM and AIDS Network).

 

 

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Asia Regional Workshop on HIV Programming for Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgendered Persons (TG): HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment for MSM and TG: A Review of Evidence-Based Findings and Best Practices. Broekhuysen E (2012)

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The primary goals of the workshop included disseminating PEPFAR’s 2011 MSM Technical Guidance on Combination HIV Prevention document, which describes the USG’s comprehensive package of core services for MSM, and sharing state-of-the-art knowledge on relevant topics in HIV prevention, care, and treatment for MSM and TG. The Asia regional workshop is the second in a three-part series to focus on issues specific to HIV prevention, care, and treatment among MSM and TG in their respective regions.

 

 

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HIV and Sex Work Collection: Innovative Responses to Sex Work and HIV in Asia and the Pacific. UNFPA, UNAIDS and Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (2012)

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A wealth of analysis exists on the nature and extent of HIV epidemics in Asia and the Pacific in the context of sex work. These have highlighted the progress and the challenges that must be tackled to realize the targets to which governments have committed, to bring an end to AIDS. Guidance on effective investment and responses is well articulated.

 

 

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