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Friday, 31 March 2017 14:03

MSM Technical Forum

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Around 50 leading researchers, policy makers and programme implementers from eastern and southern Africa gathered in Johannesburg at the end of March to discuss strategies for strengthening HIV prevention services for men who have sex with men.

Participants presented on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for MSM, how to deliver integrated services in the public sector, training for private sector doctors, and implementing programmes in hostile environments. EHPSA researchers also spoke about their work in Kenya, South Africa and Namibia.

The meeting culminated in group work, which reflected on challenges in scaling up services in different contexts such as countries where MSM is severly stigmatised, countries where MSM is legal and a growing group of countries where MSM status is ambivalent.

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