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Transgender and hijra vulnerability to HIV is gaining increased attention from the Indian government. The most recent official national HIV prevalence estimate for transgenders is 8.82% (NACO, 2012), however other studies show up to 41% in certain areas. While reliable population estimates are not available, research suggests that transgenders in India may number as many as 750,000.
Intended as a primer for MSM advocates and service providers, this series covers key interventions and frameworks that have been central to the current global dialogues on HIV prevention, treatment and care. Topics were identified and prioritized based on results of the MSMGF's 2010 Global Men’s Health and Rights study (GMHR), which surveyed more than 5,000 MSM worldwide regarding access to and knowledge of the current spectrum of HIV prevention strategies.
This guidance document published in 2011 by PEPFAR is a response to the urgent need to strengthen and expand HIV prevention for MSM and their partners and to improve MSM’s ability to access HIV care and treatment.
What does exclusion cost? This documents illustrates preliminary findings of a case study that developed and tested an economic model to measure the cost of excluding sexual minorities, especially the LGBT community. The model examines workplace discrimination, health disparities in HIV, suicide, and depression, and concludes that they could cost societies billions of dollars.
This document sets out an integrated Eligibility and Counterpart Financing policy; it is designed to ensure that available resources are allocated to countries and regions with the highest disease burden and least ability to bring financial resources to address that burden, while prioritizing communities and subpopulations at high risk of disease.
This report provides an assessment of the challenges and opportunities encountered by Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) during the process of preparing, negotiating, and beginning to implement a regional civil society application under the new funding model (NFM) as an early applicant. In order to ensure the NFM catalyzes regional applications from civil society, particularly those applications focused on civil society-led advocacy and mobilization for policy change, this report also provides recommendations to the Global Fund and relevant partners based on these experiences.
Since the beginning of the epidemic sex workers have experienced a heightened burden of HIV.
This briefing paper was developed in line with the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) priority to highlight the needs and rights of male sex workers (MSW) and presents an overview of some of the main issues faced by MSW globally; it also highlights some of the advocacy and activism efforts by MSW communities that have challenged these issues.
The 2012 report follows the passing of a 2009 law by the Delhi High Court that decriminalized private consensual sex between adults. The report highlights how transphobia has permeated different structures of Indian society, family, and institutions, robbing transgenders of their human dignity. It documents the number of murders and extra-judicial killings of transgender women human rights defenders in Latin America, whose deaths remain uninvestigated by government agencies.
Through face-to-face meetings, Skype conversations, and other methods of communications, positive sex workers came together in anger and solidarity to demand recognition of their voices and experiences in discussions, related policy, and programming that directly impact their lives.
This journal article was published in 2012 in the SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, reviews an almost total lack of research focusing on transgender populations in Africa, which the authors conclude points to an important overlooked need. High HIV prevalence and levels of HIV risk among transgender populations globally suggest that there is likely to be a similar situation in African transgender populations, which would necessitate the development and implementation of HIV programmes specific to transgender needs.
This 2012 map, produced by the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) group, provides an overview of the human rights situation of trans persons in different parts of the world and develops useful data and advocacy tools for international institutions, human rights organizations, the trans movement and the general public. It is a comparative, ongoing qualitative-quantitative research project conducted by TGEU’s TvT team in close cooperation with 18 partner organizations and numerous trans activists and researchers in all six world regions.
Produced in 2012 by Transgender Europe, this report concludes that, with respect to the transgender community, most of the world still has a long way to go to catch up with Argentina, but the data the report gathers and presents is a testament to and product of the positive changes that have occurred in recent years with respect to that community.
This document provides guidance on how The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), its Cosponsors and Secretariat (working at national, regional and global levels) should strengthen and operationalize meaningful and respectful partnership work with civil society. It should enable the UN to deliver the targets and elimination commitments agreed in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS.
Understanding the perspectives and/ or experiences of women living with HIV regarding Option B+ in Uganda and Malawi is a report was produced by Rebekah Webb Consulting in partnership with ICW and GNP+. The consultants were Rebekah Webb and Marta Monteso Cullel. This report was coordinated by Amy Hsieh, with support from Adam Garner, Georgina Caswell and Sonia Haerizadeh. We would like to thank those who participated in the focus group discussions for their contribution to this study.