Stigma, Discrimination and Key Affected Populations: Strengthening the Role of Media Advocacy in Sri Lanka through a Critical Analysis of News Media Coverage. UNDP. (2013)

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Over the course of the HIV epidemic’s 30-year history, notable strides have been made globally to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key affected populations (KAPs) such as female sex workers (FSW), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender (TG) people and people who use drugs (PWUD). These efforts have included the development of supportive legislation and policies, advocacy and community mobilization through networks and collectives, and media campaigns featuring celebrities and societal leaders. In addition, strategic and sustained efforts with the news media have not only facilitated increased and improved coverage, but have also served to advocate for changes in policies and programmes, and of equal importance, to fighting stigma and discrimination relating to key affected populations.

 

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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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Access to HIV Treatment and Services for HIV Positive MSM in 4 Chinese Cities. APN+ (2012)

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A community research training and consultation was held in Beijing from the 17th to 21st December 2010 among positive MSM community representatives from 4 Chinese cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Kunming, and Shanghai. The intention was to build upon a 2009 Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+) treatment access study among positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in 6 countries: India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal and Singapore. As with the 2009 study, the research framework was designed to ensure community participation in the fundamentals of research, and encourage collaboration in the design process, the methodology of participatory research is employed.

 

 

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Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation for Gay Men and Other MSM - Financing and Implementation of HIV Programs Targeting MSM: Executive Summary. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2012)

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The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to have a devastating, though often invisible, impact on gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) around the world. In low and middle-income countries, MSM are 19 times more likely to be living with HIV than people in the general population and they represent an estimated 10 percent of new infections each year. Yet for decades the epidemic among MSM was officially ignored by governments, donors, and whole societies.

 

 

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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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Bangladesh: Country Snapshots - HIV and Men who have Sex with Men. UNAIDS, UNDP, Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS Data Hub, et al (2012)

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The MSM Country Snapshots is a new publication series that disseminates strategic information on HIV and men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia and the Pacific. The four- to five-page documents are intended to circulate good practices, share progress, stimulate discussion, and inform priority interventions and advocacy efforts.

The Snapshots were initiated in recognition of the difficulty of accessing up-to-date country-level information on MSM and HIV. Most importantly, they allow for convenient access to key findings for anyone without paid subscription to academic journals or knowledge of sources for biological and behavioral surveillance data. The documents synthesize key findings at time of publication that span four areas of information: epidemiological, behavioural, programmatic, and legal.


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