HIV prevalence among MSM continues to grow
In nearly every region of the world, HIV prevalence among MSM continues to grow at an alarming rate. This is the case in high-income countries like the United States, where MSM accounted for 63% of all new infections in 2010. It is also the case in low- and middle-income countries, where MSM are on average 19 times more likely to acquire HIV than the general population.
Despite these facts, only an estimated 9% of MSM globally can access HIV prevention services. This disparity is largely due to a history of stigma and discrimination against MSM within AIDS responses at national and global levels. Recent studies suggest that less than 2% of global HIV prevention funding is dedicated to MSM.
Ensure an effective response to HIV among MSM
The Consortium of MSM Networks is a global, expanding network of advocates and other experts in health, human rights, research, and policy, working to ensure an effective response to HIV among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). With RCNF support the Consortium addressed its weak representation in the North Africa and Middle East region.