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The global HIV crisis among MSM and transgender people


The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) is sounding the alarm on the unprecedented HIV crisis facing gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people around the world.

Held on July 21, directly preceding the International Aids Conference in Washington D.C., the full-day event is titled “From Stigma to Strength: Strategies for MSM, Transgender People and Allies in a Changing Aids Landscape.”

The event comes at a time when HIV rates among MSM in countries as diverse as Zambia, Jamaica and Mexico have reached 32 per cent, 31 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively.

In the United States, where the conference returns for the first time in 22 years, MSM account for nearly half of all people living with HIV and more than 60 per cent of new infections.

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