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The GMT Initiative (formerly the MSM Initiative) provides financial and technical support to community organizations working to reduce the spread and impact of HIV among gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively, GMT) in low- and middle-income countries.

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New anti-homosexuality laws in Nigeria and Uganda are violations of basic human rights that could gut the national responses to HIV.

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A Photo Essay: “Outcasts” in Ukraine’s Prisons

Participants and staff from the Penitentiary Initiative's program providing HIV outreach and psychosocial support to Ukrainian inmates.

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The GMT Initiative

amfAR Grantees from around the world discuss the importance of the GMT Initiative.

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Meeting an Urgent Need

In a short video, Dr. Chris Beyrer talks about amfAR's GMT Initiative and its impact on the fight against HIV/AIDS in the developing world.

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The Facts: Emerging HIV Prevention Technologies for GMT

The GMT Initiative has created a series of fact sheets in English, French, and Spanish that explains several new prevention technologies and serves as a tool to advocate for their increased availability.

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Where We Work

A worldwide web: GMT Initiative Award recipients are all over the map, from Mongolia to Chile to Serbia to Cameroon. 

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Fact Sheet: Acute HIV Infection (April 2014) | (French version) | (Spanish version)

Issue Brief: Trans Populations and HIV: Time to End the Neglect

Fact Sheet: The HIV Treatment Cascade (December 2013) | (French version) | (Spanish version)

Fact Sheet: Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) (December 2013) | (French version) | (Spanish version)

Fact Sheet: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (December 2013) | (French version) | (Spanish version)

Fact Sheet: HPV, Genital Warts, and Anal Cancer (December 2013) | (French version) | (Spanish version)

Respect, Protect, Fulfill: Best practices guidance in conducting HIV research with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in rights-constrained environments | (Spanish Version) | (Russian Version) | (French Version)

Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation for Gay Men and Other MSM (Full Report, 2012)

Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation for Gay Men and Other MSM (Executive Summary, 2012)

Lessons From the Front Lines: Political Impact and Systems Change (PDF, 2012)

Fundraising Toolkit: A Resource for HIV-related Community-Based Projects Serving MSM in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (PDF) | (Spanish Version) | (Russian Version)

Lessons from the Front Lines: Effective Community-Led Responses to HIV and AIDS Among MSM and Transgender Populations (PDF, 2010)

Issue Brief: The Shifting Global Health Landscape: Implications for HIV/AIDS and Vulnerable Populations (PDF, 2010)

Issue Brief: MSM and the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Assessing PEPFAR and Looking Forward (PDF, 2010)