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ASIA’S FIRST HIV FINANCING PROGRAMME DELIVERS ONLINE HUB OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Asia’s first HIV programme to focus solely on HIV financing has launched a new online portal to help HIV advocates across Asia become more effective at participating in conversations with their national governments to fund health programmes for communities most affected by HIV.

The SHIFT Knowledge Management Hub – which contains a range of reports, case studies, videos and infographics – was launched today and is the latest offering from the SHIFT (Sustainable HIV Financing In Transition) Programme, an advocacy and capacity strengthening project for HIV advocates in Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and Thailand. The URL is: www.shiftHIVfinancing.org

The project is being delivered through a partnership of Asia Pacific HIV community networks including APCOM, APCASO and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO). The project is being funded by the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The project’s country partners are the Thai National AIDS Foundation, Action for Health Initiatives Inc. (Philippines), the Indonesian AIDS Coalition and the Malaysian AIDS Council.

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SHIFT 101: Watch the video to learn about the program helping sustain Asia's HIV Response

2017 Annual SHIFT Report Highlights Programmatic Achievements in Advocating for Sustainable HIV financing

APCOM Updates

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS OUTCOMES OF CONNECTING ASIA HIV ICT CONFERENCE

The outcomes of our pioneering Connecting Asia consultation in Bangkok last year – which focused on using digital communications to tackle the rising impact of HIV on gay men in Asia – are detailed in a newly released report. Produced and led by APCOM, Connecting Asia was a three-day event held in Bangkok in June last year. The conference was attended by over 170 HIV and community health workers from 29 countries across the region and aimed to improve how they use information and communication technologies (ICT) to get gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) to connect with HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

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SURVEY CONTINUES TO TAKE CULTURAL PULSE OF YOUNG MSM IN SE ASIA

Our ground-breaking PULSE survey, which is aiming to find out more about the sex lives and health of young gay and bisexual men in the greater Mekong region of South East Asia, is still open…and young MSM in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos can win prizes by taking part! The confidential survey is part of the PULSE initiative, a research, advocacy and capacity building project led by APCOM in partnership with community organisations, researchers and health authorities in Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The survey is online at: www.pulseasiasurvey.org

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SONGKRAN PARTYGOGERS KEPT SAFE AND INFORMED

During the recent Songkran festivities in Bangkok, Thailand (13-15 April), we conducted health promotion outreach at the 3-days of the g-Circuit dance festival. We distributed over 10,000 Durex condoms and 1500 units of Durex KY lube as well as information about PrEP, local HIV testing, current research studies and a special prize draw. A very special thanks to Durex for donating the condoms and lube, and also to Tom and Oui from gCircuit for supporting our outreach.

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ASIA PAC HIV AND LGBT ADVOCATES AT CHOGM

Some of our region’s leading LGBT advocates contributed to various LGBT rights initiatives at the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. Qasim Iqbal (Pakistan), Joleen Mataele (Tonga), Rosanna Flamer-Caldera (Sri Lanka) and Pang Khee Teik (Malaysia) participated in a range of LGBT engagement activities throughout the week aimed at improving the rights of LGBT people in Commonwealth countries.

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IDAHOTB 2018 IS APPROACHING

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17) is approaching! This is an important day for our community to raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide, and we want you to get involved! Visit the official IDAHOTB website for activities around the region. On May 17 APCOM will be participating in a day of events hosted by IDAHOT Thailand where we will be heading a special discussion panel on the themes of LGBT friendly employers and the business sector.

Everyday Hero

TYPHOON SURVIVOR, HIV WARRIOR

From surviving one of the Philippine's most devastating typhoons to making amends and going beyond his own person struggles, our spotlight this month highlights a true warrior and an inspiration for many. Learn more about Kris Uy's amazing story of adversity and how his own personal development and growth resulted in the establishment of 8HAVEN, Tacloban's unique HIV/sexual health support group, sitting at the front lines of the country's increasingly alarming HIV epidemic.

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Work at APCOM

To view any of these opportunities, please visit our Work With Us page on the APCOM website.

Consultancy

  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – A consultancy assignment on developing scoping report on MSM, Transgender and Hijra communities’ engagement at the GF country process in Pakistan for APCOM based in Bangkok, Thailand

  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – A consultancy assignment on developing scoping report on MSM, Transgender and Hijra communities’ engagement at the GF country process in Sri Lanka for APCOM based in Bangkok, Thailand

  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – A consultancy assignment on developing scoping report on MSM, Transgender and Hijra communities’ engagement at the GF country process in Bhutan for APCOM based in Bangkok, Thailand

  • Communication Consultant to Facilitate Dialogue on HIV-oriented Behavior Change Communication Campaigns for Young Gay Men in Asia

  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for the Consultancy Assignment on Regional Community and Technical Partners Meeting for Advocacy, Cross Learning and Ways Forward in South Asia

  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for Consultancy Assignment for MSA video on Digital Security for LGBT and Human Right Defenders in South Asia

Help Us Out

Keeping governments focused on the impact of HIV on MSM and transgender people in our region is vital to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the people and communities we serve. That’s what the SHIFT Programme is all about (see lead story). Our work in this area is making a real difference in helping communities in need get better support and assistance. With your help we could more. By making a donation from as little as US$10 a month, you can be part of a team that’s helping shift the focus on to people and communities in need.

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