has organised in the fall of 2015 the regional consultation “PrEPARING ASIA: A new direction for HIV prevention among MSM in Asia”
– exploring with 125 participants the feasibility of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for self-identified gay men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
The consultation delivered an indication on how health care providers view PrEP and what is still lacking in their opinion to come to the full implementation of PrEP services as advised by WHO.
APCOM conducted this consultation in close cooperation with WHO, UNAIDS, and with the support of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), to get a better understanding and generate information about the knowledge, feasibility, and acceptability of PrEP among intended health care providers.
Such information will help many stakeholders working on sexual health, HIV, and rights issues and APCOM better understand the overall global, regional and national context, potential entry points and challenges, and identify the possibilities and feasibility of implementing PrEP services into the current package of prevention services.
They are now seeking further consultation before 8 July 2016 from:
- male sexual health service providers
- public sector health service providers (facility-based special clinic for MSM/LGBTI people, or general/integrated health/ clinical services that also provide services for MSM)
- private healthcare providers
- international NGO or local NGO clinics for key population that provide services to MSM
The results of the APCOM survey will be published in a short report/policy brief with results presented at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa in July 2016.
Participate now in this survey/consultation