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 marginalized populations with HIV services as donors increasingly emphasize general health systems and government ownership.
“MSM and the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic: assessing PEPFAR and looking forward” examines the MSM epidemic in eight countries where PEPFAR is active. Though PEPFAR and other MSM-focused services have expanded in recent years, the analysis finds that service levels remain wholly inadequate.
“Lessons from the Front Lines: Effective Community-Led Responses to HIV and AIDS Among MSM and Transgender Populations” stresses the impact that small community-based programs are having in the HIV epidemic. The report was developed in collaboration with the Global Forum on MSM & HIV.