amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

2008 GMT Initiative Community Awards

All projects listed below were supported by amfAR during the period October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2008.




The Access Project 
Steave Nemande, M.D. 
Douala, Cameroon

Ivoire Plus
Alvaro Bermejo, M.D., D.T.M.&H., M.P.H.
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
For their work with Espace Confiance in Adidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Scaling Up MSM HIV/AIDS Intervention Project
Mac-Darling Cobbinah
Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights
Accra, Ghana

Sexual Minorities and Reproductive Health
Gift Trapence
Centre for the Development of People
Blantyre, Malawi

Activities in the Access to Prevention and Treatment
Amadigué Togo
Bamako, Mali

Policy and Advocacy
Name withheld by request
Kampala, Uganda

HIV/AIDS Services to MSM Members of a Local Community Group
Tini van Goor
Hivos, The Hague, Netherlands
For work with a community organization in Harare, Zimbabwe (name withheld by request)



Addressing Stigma and Discrimination Against MSM in Bangladesh
Paritosh Kumer Deb
Bandhu Social Welfare Society
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Civil Rights Support for Members of Kothi Communities in India
Vijay R. Nair
UDAAN Trust/National MSM HIV Policy Advocacy and Human Rights Task Force Mumbai, India/New Delhi, India

HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Services Among MSM in West Timor
John D. Mangu
Perkumpulan Keluarga Berencana Indonesia Daerah Nusa Tenggara Timur
Kupang, Indonesia

Care, Support Program for MSM/TG Living with HIV in Nepal
Suben Dhakal
Blue Diamond Society
Kathmandu, Nepal

Antidiscrimination and Gender Integration Training for Policy Makers and Implementers
Yaqi Guo
Beijing Gender Health Education Institute
Beijing, China

Forging Stronger Leadership in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Among MSM
Ferdinand Buenviaje
TLF Sexuality, Health and Rights Educators Collective, Inc.
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Pacific MSM Research Training Program
Ken Moala
Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (MSM)–Secretariat, Samoa AIDS Foundation
Apia, Samoa

Heart Talk Support Groups in 12 Cities in China
Jack Beck
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA



Bridging Individual Collective Health Action for the MSM Community
Caleb Orozco
United Belize Advocacy Movement
Belize City, Belize

MSM Papiamentu Creole Outreach Curaçao
Suzanne Gomez
Fundashon Orguyo Kòrsou
Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

MSM and HIV in Haiti 
Reginald Dupont
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Building MSM and GLBT Movements in the Caribbean
Joel Simpson
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition
Kingston, Jamaica

Strengthening Risk Reduction Capacity Among MSM in Jamaica
Marsha Grant
Jamaica AIDS Support for Life
Kingston, Jamaica

From Crisis to Structural Change
Name withheld by request
Kingston, Jamaica

Joint Regional IEC Response to HIV/AIDS in MSM Communities in the Caribbean
Kerwyn Jordan
MSM: No Political Agenda
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago


Greater Mekong Subregion

Transgender Health Issues in Southeast Asia
Name withheld by request
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Intervention, Prevention, Care, and Support
Carla Dartis
Tides Center, San Francisco, CA
For their work with a community organization in Mandalay, Myanmar (name withheld by request)

Saving People Living With HIV/AIDS Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
Carla Dartis
Tides Center, San Francisco, CA
For their work with with a community organization in Yangon, Myanmar (name witheld by request)

Self-monitoring for Safe Sexual Health (SMS): A Community-based Study Program
Surang Janyam
Service Workers in Group (SWING)
Bangkok, Thailand

Health Services for MSM in Bangkok
Jintanat Ananworanich, M.D., Ph.D.
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
Bangkok, Thailand

MSM Sexual Health Clinic at the Thai Red Cross Anonymous Clinic
Jintanat Ananworanich, M.D., Ph.D.
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
Bangkok, Thailand


Latin America

Advocacy on New Regional Authorities in Argentina and Uruguay
Pablo Britez
Sociedad de Integración Gay Lésbica Argentina
Parque Chacabuco, Argentina

Qualitative Research on the Vulnerability of MSM in Santa Cruz to HIV Infection
Dolly Sonia Antúnez
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

TRANSfering Technology: Support for National Policies and Local Movements for the Transgender Population in Brazil
Lilia Rossi
Pact Institute/Associação Pact do Brasil
Washington, D.C.

Characterizing the Vulnerability and Risk of HIV/AIDS and STIs for MSM and Their Sexual Health
Iris Hernández
ONG Centro Estudio de la Sexualidad
Santiago, Chile

Intervention, Prevention and Testing for MSM in Puerto Vallarta
Francisco Arjona
Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA, A.C.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Increase Safe Sex Practices Amongst Gay, MSM, and Transgender Kuna Indians
Fernando Solis
Asociación Hombres y Mujeres Nuevos de Panamá
Panama, Panama

Assessment of Social and Health Needs of Perú’s Transgender Population
Alfonso Silva-Santisteban, M.D., M.P.H.
Instituto de Estudios en Salud, Sexualidad y Desarrollo Humano
Lima, Perú

Community-based Trans, Gay, and Bisexual HIV Prevention System
Rosario León
Investigaciones Médicas en Salud
Lima, Perú


MSM Initiative Awards to Collaborating Organizations

The Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness
Carla Dartis
Tides Center
San Francisco, CA 

Laura Kirch Kirkegaard, M.Sc.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Global Forum on MSM and HIV—2008 Steering Committee Meeting
George Ayala, Psy.D.
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA