WHO Issues Guidance on Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs for MSM


is a tool containing practical advice on implementing HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) programs with men who have sex with men (MSM). It is based on recommendations contained within the Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations, published in 2014 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Topics covered include community empowerment, addressing violence, condom and lubricant programming, other healthcare services, and service delivery. The tool also covers the use of information and communications technology in programming, and offers strategies for managing programs and building the capacity of organizations of men who have sex with men. It contains examples of good practices from around the world that can be used to support efforts to plan programmes and services with men who have sex with men.

The tool is designed for use by public-health officials, managers of HIV and STI programs, NGOs – including community and civil-society organizations – and health workers. It may also be of interest to international funding agencies, health policymakers and advocates.

Source: WHO