Strengthening strategic information systems and implementing interventions for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections ("STIs") among men who have sex with men ("MSM") and transgender people should be considered a priority for all countries and regions as part of a comprehensive effort to ensure universal access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment. This report summarizes definitions and descriptions of men who have sex with men and transgender people, offers priority recommendations for the health sector, summarizes the epidemiology of HIV and other STIs, highlights key conclusions and issues, analyzes the legal frameworks and a review of the situation of human rights in relation to sexual minorities, provides programmatic responses and models of service delivery, and has examples from a number of countries detailing how the health sector addresses the specific issues faced by MSM and transgender people.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.