The Global Consultation on MSM and HIV/AIDS Research and this report of proceedings represent only the first steps in a collaborative and ongoing process that will continue to unfold in the months and years ahead. In planning for the event, amfAR neither intended nor expected that the meeting and report would provide definitive answers to the myriad pressing questions surrounding MSM and HIV/AIDS research.
Rather, both the meeting and this report should be viewed as the start of an inclusive dialogue whose objectives are to:
■ Engage interested members of the research community, as well as key stakeholders in the broader “community” of individuals and organizations working on MSM and HIV/AIDS;
■ Foster communication and collaboration among researchers;
■ Promote the undertaking of relevant research activities;
■ Advance our collective understanding of the specific needs of MSM for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support; and
■ Optimally inform interventions and programs to effectively address those needs in a timely way.
Source: Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
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