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Published in Fall 2017 by MSMGF, NSWP, INPUD, GATE, IRTG, GNP+ and ICW, this resource concludes with a call to action for renewed commitment to HIV primary prevention strategies that are proactive, address upstream factors, and re-center communities most impacted by HIV. Both the resource and call to action push for HIV and other sexual health services to be led by or conducted with communities. Further, the resource outlines core principles of practice for the development of policies and programmes that meaningfully address the HIV epidemic and pushes for funding for community-led responses to HIV.
Key populations and people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Ghana routinely experience various forms of abuse — including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), discrimination, stigma, and human rights violations — simply because of their sexual orientation or sex-related profession. Men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSWs) are especially likely to experience such abuses — alongside threats, coercion, arbitrary restraint, andeconomic deprivation — because their behavior does not conform to what society considers acceptable roles for men and women.
To address critical gaps in key population programming in West Africa, USAID paired with FHI 360 to develop PACTE-VIH, with the goal of creating "a replicable project that reaches key populations with HIV and STI testing while reducing stigma by creating an enabling environment for MSM and FSWs in Burkina Faso and Togo." PACTE-VIH is a five-year agreement with two sub-partners in Togo, and 10 sub-partners in Burkina Faso.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis to date of HIV-related funding and programming for MSM in six Southern African countries (Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabawe and Swaziland). The report also suggests actionable steps to improve the HIV response among MSM.
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.