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AIDS 2012 Recap: Health Sector Partnerships: Creating Local Clinical Service Networks for MSM in Diverse Global Settings

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Here is a recap of the XIX International AIDS Conference satellite session Health Sector Partnerships: Creating Local Clinical Service Networks for MSM in Diverse Global Settings, on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Co-sponsored by The Fenway Institute, this session addressed the need to improve healthcare targeted to men who have sex with men (MSM) in, often homophobic, global settings. Trouble viewing below? View on storify.com. 
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Addressing high-risk behavior in HIV-positive MSM

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Dr. Conall O’Cleirigh Dr. Conall O’Cleirigh and his team had an abstract accepted to the International AIDS Conference titled “HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Report Very High Rates of Sexual Transmission Risk Behavior (TRB): Developing a Context for Novel HIV Prevention Interventions” (O’Cleirigh C, Taylor S, Newcomb M, Caparrelli D, Mayer K, Safren S).  Dr. O’Cleirigh is shown here with his poster, which is on display during this afternoon’s poster session. Men who have sex with men (MSM) represent the largest group living with HIV In the US, accounting for more than 60% of all new HIV 
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XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) Washington D.C. Plenary Session Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton © IAS/Ryan Rayburn - Commercialimage.net

Cause for caution and optimism at AIDS2012

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The Fenway Institute’s Director of Health Policy Research, Sean Cahill, writes about his hope for future success against HIV/AIDS and the challenges that stand in our way—homophobia, racial and economic injustice, poor sexual health education—in an op-ed for MetroWeekly titled “Caution and Optimism: AIDS 2012 Highlights Challenges, but Also Successes to Guide Us Forward.” Sean writes: Having worked for many years to address the AIDS epidemic, especially among gay and bisexual men, I find it enormously inspiring to see thousands of medical providers, researchers, activists and ordinary people from around the world come to Washington for the XIX International AIDS 
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The Lancet symposium session panel. (Photo: twitter.com/amfAR)

AIDS 2012 Recap: The Lancet Symposia Series on MSM and HIV

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The medical journal The Lancet published a July 2012 special series exploring the unique aspects of the HIV epidemic in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), showing that it is factors such as the biology of anal sex, the characteristics of MSM networks, and known behavioral factors that are driving the epidemic in this population. The Fenway Institute’s Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer contributed an article to this special series titled Comprehensive care in health services for MSM: caring for the whole man. The series was highlighted at a Tuesday, July 24 symposium at the XIX 
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