Publications on Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)
This guide aims to help advance progress on the path to HIV epidemic control by providing HIV service providers with a practical framework to direct and advance the evolution of evidencebased, client-centered strategies to minimize the HIV risks associated with sexualized drug use, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM).
The aims of HARiS were to establish a community-based behavioural survey with collection of standardized strategic information; to provide data of a pre-defined set of core indicators among the major at-risk subpopulations for surveillance of HIV-related risk behaviours and HIV testing patterns; and to enable the indicators to be tracked and compared over time for evaluation of the coverage and effectiveness of health-promotion and surveillance programmes in Hong Kong.
Men who have sex with men are a key population in the global response to HIV. Global targets are for 95% of men who have sex with men to be reached by HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment services by 2025. To monitor progress to these important targets, estimates of the number of men who have sex with men need to be as close to the true number as possible.