Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation for Gay Men and Other MSM in Southern Africa | May 16 2013
This report provides the first ever comprehensive analysis of the financing and implementation of HIV programs for gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals in six countries – Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It emphasizes the role stigma and discrimination play in undermining the fight against HIV in the region.
In particular, the report highlights the negligible amount of funding provided by the two largest sources of international donor support for HIV: the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Despite clear policy commitments and recent progress in addressing the epidemic among this population, as of 2012 the majority of PEPFAR budgets contained few dedicated funds for these groups and only 0.07 percent of all Global Fund resources for HIV were targeted to them.