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An Introduction to Promoting Sexual Health for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Gay Men: A Training Manual

Publication Date: Jun 2001
South Asia currently has very few services addressing the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) and gay men, and many experience discrimination when accessing mainstream health care services. This means there is a major gap in services for a large group of people living with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. This manual, published in India by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in collaboration with the Naz Foundation (India) Trust, is intended for non-governmental and community-based organisations in South Asia wanting to develop health services for MSM and gay men. The manual is divided into two parts. Part one raises awareness of issues affecting MSM and gay men in relation to their sexual health; part two focuses on how to integrate issues related to MSM and gay men into NGO programmes. The exercises use a variety of tools which include: case studies, role-plays, small group work, brainstorms and other learning techniques.

Summary adapted from the resource.