Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Men Who Have Sex with Men

Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions

No. of pages: 235

Publication date: September 2015

Author: UNFPA, The Global Forum on MSM and HIV, UNDP, UNAIDS, WHO, United States Agency for International Development, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This document is a tool containing practical advice on implementing HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) programmes with men who have sex with men. It is based on recommendations contained within the Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, published in 2014 by the World Health Organization.

Topics covered include community empowerment, addressing violence, condom and lubricant programming, other health-care services, and service delivery. The tool also covers the use of information and communications technology in programming, and offers strategies for managing programmes and building the capacity of organizations of men who have sex with men. It contains examples of good practices from around the world that can be used to support efforts to plan programmes and services with men who have sex with men.

The tool is designed for use by public-health officials, managers of HIV and STI programmes, NGOs – including community and civil-society organizations – and health workers. It may also be of interest to international funding agencies, health policy-makers and advocates.