Men who have sex with men and transgender people
Thirty years after the initial description of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in North American men who have sex with men (MSM), the global community faces re-emerging and newly documented HIV epidemics in MSM and transgender people worldwide, including in regions with generalized epidemics. There is a clear need to scale up and improve (and, in some cases, to start) sustained, comprehensive and effective HIV prevention efforts targeting MSM and transgender people in low, middle, and high income countries alike. These efforts must be complemented by a better understanding of which interventions work best, and in what contexts.
WHO works closely with UNDP, UNAIDS and the Global Forum for Men who Have Sex With Men and other stakeholders to advocate for the implementation of an evidence-based approach for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and monitor the performance and impact of its implementation.