Be Heard! Gay men and other MSM in the HIV pandemic

Organized by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), the MSM Pre-Conference presented high-level speakers (the leaders of the Global Fund, UNAIDS, AIDS-Free World) who affirmed that the broader global response to the HIV & AIDS would not forget about men who have sex with men (MSM). Johns Hopkins’ Chris Beyrer presented new models that described the impact of investments in HIV prevention programming for MSM, showing in each case (Thailand, Ukraine, Peru, and Kenya) that such investments would turn the trajectories of their national epidemics. Concurrent workshops addressed a range of issues, including funding, community action, prevention, research, advocacy, and access to treatment and care.