ehpsa header

What is the situation for men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV in eastern and southern Africa? To what extent are they protected or punished by law; are the right things being done to provide sexual health services; and what are the lessons learned from what has been done to date?

EHPSA commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to write an impressionistic account of the scope and range of MSM services across the region, with a particular focus on seven countries - Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

One of its key contributions lies in its identification of high quality and scalable interventions for appropriate MSM-friendly services. Despite the often unfavourable socio-legal situation, models and examples of HIV prevention, treatment and care services for MSM abound across the region.

Reports

A situational analysis and critical review of sexual health and HIV services for men who have sex with men in eastern and southern Africa. Full report (54pp). Read...

A situational analysis and critical review of sexual health and HIV services for men who have sex with men in eastern and southern Africa. Summary report (11pp). Read...

Evidence Brief

Sexual health and HIV services for men who have sex with men in eastern and southern Africa: a situation analysis (3pp). Read...

Presentations

Presentation at April stakeholder meeting, Pretoria, April 2018:
Critical review of MSM services in eastern and southern Africa. Reygan F. Read...

 

Published in Critical Reviews
Monday, 13 November 2017 20:50

The 18 million and the two thousand

The opening session of the 13th International AIDS Impact Conference in Cape Town (13-15 November 2017) laid bare the challenges ahead for the global HIV community. On the one hand, the campaign to scale up HIV treatment has been successful and, according to UNAIDS South African country director Mbulawa Mugabe, 18 million people are accessing the drugs. We are well on our way to meeting the agreed 90-90-90 treatment targets.

On the other hand, new HIV infections are unacceptably high, particularly among adolescents in eastern and southern Africa. There are two thousand new HIV infections a week among South African girls and young women: two thousand reasons to do things better.

Published in Blog