Publications on Key Populations

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To mark Zero Discrimination Day, APCOM launches a short report that compiles stories and articles published in the Covid-19 Effect Series, a newsletter created by APCOM to profiles issues, challenges and solutions from the LGBTQI communities and key populations across Asia and the Pacific. Since April 2020, with more than 19 issues, the series has provided a platform to leverage the voices of people living with HIV and LGBTQI to share stories, highlight challenges, showcase innovation and build strength within these communities.
 
 
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The report provides an overview of the organisation’s activities and achievements over 2019, the organisation’s twelfth year of working to improve and protect the health and rights of gay men, other men who have sex with men and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identify and expression and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC) across Asia and the Pacific.
 
 
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This report highlights the resource gaps in HIV programming for these communities and compares this to funding for the overall HIV response. The analysis is informed by documented spending on HIV programming for key populations in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) between 2016 and 2018.
 
 
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Findings from 2019 round of HSS corroborates with previous rounds and continues to show a low and declining trend nationally, albeit a geographically diverse epidemic sub-nationally. There were 46 surveillance sites across 11 States and 45 districts, which recorded a prevalence of 1% among pregnant women. Overall, 34 districts recorded a HIV prevalence of 1% or more among pregnant women. This technical report is opportune as the country embarks towards planning for the next phase of NACP and it is expected to support shaping the country’s response for the next five years.
 
 
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Get a regional overview on HIV/AIDS in the Asia-Pacific.
 
 
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UNAIDS calls on governments to live up to their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commitment to leave no one behind by strengthening social protection systems, including the set of minimum standards known as “floors”, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and by enhancing the responsiveness of social protection systems to people’s basic and changing needs and vulnerabilities—in particular for people living with, at risk of and affected by HIV, including key populations and young people, women and girls, people living with disabilities, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and populations in a state of food insecurity or malnourishment and in humanitarian settings. These groups of people are among the high-risk populations for COVID-19 and are especially vulnerable to economic, spatial and social inequalities and disruptions in the provision of, and effective access to, basic services and social assistance.
 
 
Resource | Fact Sheets,
The 2018 Integrated Behavioral and Serologic Surveillance (IHBSS) Fact Sheets for Males who have Sex with Males & Transgender Women (MSM & TGW) and Female Sex Workers (FSW). With the alarming rise in the HIV cases in the Philippines, it is crucial that we get an in-depth understanding of the behavior and serologic aspects of our key populations who are at most risk for HIV infection.
 
 
Resource | Reviews and Snapshots,

Country Data sheet provides information on HIV epidemic estimates, laws and policy, stigma and discrimination, violence, testing, treatment, prevention, elimination of mother-to-child transmission in the Nepal.

 
 
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Country Data sheet provides information on HIV epidemic estimates, laws and policy, stigma and discrimination, violence, testing, treatment, prevention, elimination of mother-to-child transmission in the Papua New Guinea.

 
 
Resource | Reviews and Snapshots,

Country Data sheet provides information on HIV epidemic estimates, laws and policy, stigma and discrimination, violence, testing, treatment, prevention, elimination of mother-to-child transmission in the Thailand.