Manila, 14 May 2010 - A major new WHO publication "Priority
HIV and Sexual Health Interventions in the Health Sector for Men Who
Have Sex with Men and Transgender People in the Asia Pacific Region"
is designed for public health decision-makers, national AIDS programme
managers, health-care providers, managers of community-based
organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV
and international development partners.
indentifies the priority interventions required by the health sector to
meet the HIV and sexual health needs of men who have sex with men and
transgender persons. Key recommendations from WHO standards of practice
and key resources are emphasized to highlight how national health
sector partners can strengthen their response to HIV among men who have
sex with men and transgender persons.
The document is a joint
effort of the WHO Western Pacific and South-East Asia regional offices,
the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Center, UNAIDS, Asia Pacific Coalition
on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and the Department of Health, Hong Kong
After a global release of
the document at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in July in
Vienna, Austria, the partners will advocate and promote the development
of case studies to document evidence-based, innovative and effective
best practices; and support research to develop strategic information
needed to better link community based responses with public health-led
prevention interventions to care, support and treatment initiatives
among men who have sex with men and transgender across the region.
PDF download: http://www.info.gov.hk/aids/pdf/g218.pdf