IAVI International AIDS Vaccine Initiative [to 28 November 2015]
Updated Guidelines Released to Respect, Protect and Fulfill the Needs of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in HIV Research
November 25, 2015
Experience consistently shows that better collaboration is needed between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs) around studies of HIV treatment and prevention interventions involving gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). This is, especially true in resource-constrained settings. In addition, working with MSM in these contexts presents unique challenges from the often prevalent stigma, discrimination, and security concerns.
To meet this ongoing need, a group led by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI); the John Hopkins University – Center for Public Health and Human Rights (JHU-CPHHR); and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has updated important guidance to help researchers and CBOs maximize the benefits and minimize any potential risks of working together on this critically needed research.
The revised “Respect, Protect, Fulfill” will be released on 28 November, at the Key Populations Pre-conference of the 18th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and other STIs in Africa (ICASA), which takes place in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 29 November through 4 December 2015…