ICAAP 2013 Report: The MSM and Transgender Perspective

By September 13, 2014 Publications

The 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific was held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok from 18th until 22 November 2013. Attended by over 4,000 participants from 22 countries in the region, with total of 53 abstract driven sessions, 5 of them were about MSM and transgender. The conference featured many topics specific to the Asian Region, such as the alarming increases seen in the HIV rates amongst MSM and transgender people in the region, which experts said could mean these populations are facing an HIV epidemic.  This report provides highlights of research and sessions presented focused on the Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) populations. In addition to summarizing the highlights of ICAAP 11, this report analyses their implications for future research, policy and programming. In all, the rapporteurs attended over 70 sessions to document sessions relevant to the MSM and TG populations. Thanks to the support of Seven Sisters and its community partners, such as APCOM, this ICAAP saw commu- nity reports produced by for all communities affected by HIV in the region. Therefore, along with this report there is an additional report focused solely on transgender people.

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