Category Archives: Global Forum on MSM

  1. The Role of Sexually Explicit Media (SEM) in the Transmission and Prevention of HIV Among MSM

    via AIDS and Behavior, by B. R. Simon Rosser, Jeremy A. Grey, J. Michael Wilkerson, Alex Iantaffi, Sonya S. Brady, Derek J. Smolenski and Keith J. Horvath Abstract Although research has been conducted over the last half century to test the hypothesis that pornography, or sexually explicit media (SEM), influences behavior, information regarding usage and its effect Read More >>

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  2. Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides – Strategy Meeting a Success!

    Originally published by IRMA colleagues at Mapping Pathways here. “It was an amazing group, and one that moved me to near tears on a number of occasions”IRMA chairman Jim Pickett just returned from an inspiring week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he led a strategy meeting for the  IRMA’s Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides – and then attended Read More >>

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  3. New Report Shows Major AIDS Funders Fail to Track Investments for Gay Men and Transgender People

    Via MSMGF. A new report indicates that most major bilateral, multilateral and private philanthropic funders that focus on HIV do not consistently track their investments targeting men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. Produced by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), the report also examines tracking of domestic government funding dedicated to Read More >>

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  4. IRMA lube safety presentation gets some love

    IRMA recently teemed up with the Global Forum on MSM and HIV to present on one of our key issues – lube safety “Are Lubes Safe for Rectal Use? What MSM Need to Know.” IRMA Secretary and resident lube expert Marc-André LeBlanc did the honors, and if we must say so ourselves, did them quite well. And Read More >>

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  5. HIV and MSM: Asia Takes Action

    via 7th Space InteractiveAbout 140 overseas and local experts working in the AIDS sector are meeting in Hong Kong over three days (December 7 to 9) to discuss the prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections among men who have sex with men (MSM), and also how to enhance efforts towards the treatment, care and support in Read More >>

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  6. Most Gay Men Worldwide Cannot Access Basic HIV Prevention, Study Finds

    via The Global Forum on MSM & HIV, by Jack Beck A new survey of more than 5,000 participants worldwide indicates that the majority of men who have sex with men (MSM) globally find it difficult or impossible to access HIV testing, HIV counseling, free condoms and free lubricant. Released to coincide with World AIDS Day, the Read More >>

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  7. Closeted Calamity: The Hidden HIV Epidemic of Men Who Have Sex with Men

    via Scientific American, by Bob Roehr Excerpt: Even in Africa, at the heart of the pandemic, in Malawi, 21 percent of MSM are infected with the virus compared with 11 percent of the general population, whereas Zambia’s rates are 33 percent versus 15 percent, respectively, says Chris Beyrer, director of the Johns Hopkins Center of Public Health Read More >>

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  8. Sex and Condom Use in a Large Jail Unit for Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Male-to-Female Transgenders

    Via Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved by Nina T. Harawa, Jeffery Sweat, Sheba George, Mary Sylla Abstract: Few data are available on factors contributing to sexual activity and condom use in custody settings, particularly among self-identified sexual minority prisoners. To address this gap, we undertook a study of sexual behavior and condom use Read More >>

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  9. New amfAR reports: Flat Funding and Other Trends Imperil Global AIDS Response

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) and other vulnerable groups could be left behind as flat funding and other trends jeopardize the global response to HIV/AIDS, according to a series of amfAR reports published on the eve of the 18th International AIDS Conference.’ “The Shifting Global Health Landscape” looks at issues related to reaching vulnerable and Read More >>

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