Lessons Learned from a Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 4:19 am

MSMGF has announced the release of a new case study by and about the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks. The Consortium is an international collaborative project of ten regional and global networks of advocates[1], including MSMGF as the lead ...

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PrEP: why we are waiting

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

The Lancet HIV, Volume 3, No. 1, e11–e12, January 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00250 Summary Scientific research has proven that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing HIV transmission in men who have sex with men. Therefore, the people are now asking ...

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HIV epidemic and human rights among men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HIV prevention, care, and surveillance.

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Glob Public Health. 2015 Oct 30:1-14. Recent research has presented evidence that men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV and are at increased risk for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, many countries in SSA ...

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Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

MSMGF has partnered with LINKAGES and FHI360 to publish, Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men, the first of a series of technical briefs highlighting the main findings from MSMGF’s 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights (GMHR) Survey.  Each brief will ...

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Transgender stigma and health: A critical review of stigma determinants, mechanisms, and interventions

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 222–231. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.010 Highlights Stigma contributes to widespread health inequities in US transgender communities. We review the multiple levels at which stigma towards transgender people operates. The stress mechanisms through which stigma contributes to ...

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Services Under Siege: The Impact of Anti-LGBT Violence on HIV Programs

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:34 am

Due to their increased visibility, LGBT rights defenders and service providers are at increased risk for violent attacks. Not only are these incidents violations of basic human rights, they have a devastating impact on HIV services for LGBT populations. This ...

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Key populations make the change: four years Bridging the Gaps. Results Report Bridging the Gaps (2011-2015)

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

At its inception in 2011, Bridging the Gaps was one of the first programmes of this scale to focus on investing in the health and rights of key populations. Now four years later, a strong alliance that interlinks three key ...

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Gamified Eroticism: Gay Male “Social Networking” Applications and Self-Pornography

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:55 am

Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 759-775 Abstract It is taken for granted that face-to-face contact is the ultimate goal of gay male social networking applications such as Grindr and Scruff. I, however, challenge this assumption and argue that these ...

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Self-Presentation, Self-Description, and Partner Preferences on a Social Networking Application for Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

“Dude, Where’s Your Face?” Self-Presentation, Self-Description, and Partner Preferences on a Social Networking Application for Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Content Analysis Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 637-658.  Abstract The current study examined the social networking profiles ...

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Developing Gender: The Medical Treatment of Transgender Young People

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 143, October 2015, Pages 262–270 doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.031 Highlights Explores the medical treatment of transgender young people as an achievement. Situates treatment in history of transgender activism, treatment, and normalization. Analyzes biological development as obstacle and enabling force in ...

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