amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Meeting the HIV-Related Needs of Gay Men, Other Men Who Have Sex With Men, and Transgender Individuals (collectively, GMT) Worldwide

Meeting the HIV-Related Needs of Gay Men and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Worldwide

amfAR’s policy office works closely with amfAR’s GMT Initiative (formerly the MSM Initiative) to advocate expanded access to HIV prevention and treatment services for gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively, GMT) worldwide, and to fight the stigma and discrimination that make GMT more vulnerable to HIV infection and inhibit equal access to care. Men who have sex with men (MSM) in developing countries are 19 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS than the general population and fewer than one in 20 MSM have access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS care.