MSMGF: UN Political Declaration on AIDS Addresses HIV Among MSM

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June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 (New York) – The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) welcomes the progress represented in the new 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, expected to be formally adopted later today at the conclusion of this week’s High Level Meeting on AIDS in New York. Issued as a consensus statement with support anticipated from all UN member states, the declaration is the first General Assembly statement on AIDS to explicitly include men who have sex with men (MSM), breaking a pervasive silence about this population at the official level and creating unprecedented opportunities for advocacy to promote MSM health and human rights. To view the full press release, go here.