Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM)
APCOM (Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health) was founded in 2007. We are a coalition of members – governments, UN partners, non-profits and community based organizations – from Asia and the Pacific.
We represent a diverse range of interests working together to advocate, highlight and prioritize HIV issues that affect the lives of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Our goals are to increase investment in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in the region; to scale up coverage of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in the region; and to strengthen the development and availability of the evidence base that supports our mandate.
APCOM performs a critical role of community liaison. We review and track the degree of inclusion of MSM and HIV issues in the national AIDS plans for different countries. We monitor violation of rights of MSM and Transgender. We work with MSM and HIV community networks and organizations by offering support and mentorship, and technical expertise. We also nurture and help grow supportive networks. Finally, we advocate for qualitative research and extensive studies, which help policy-makers and service providers in their work. By influencing governments and opinion leaders, we are generating positive, enduring change.
Key areas of practice
Advocacy, capacity building, networking, research
Country/Countries of engagement
Regional / Asia and the Pacific
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