HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men and transgender populations in South-East Asia : the current situation and national responses
AbstractThere are an estimated 4-5 million men who have sex with men; among the transgender population, the number is less clear. Many of them are involved in high-risk sexual behaviours that put them at risk for HIV infection, resulting in a high and increasing HIV prevalence in several countries of the Region. Control of HIV infections among these populations is an urgent public health priority. The countries reviewed are Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste. Some form of interventions for these populations exist but the majority does not have access to various HIV services. This report highlights the need for improved advocacy efforts and a greater national response to save the lives of these populations who are at risk for HIV infection.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men and transgender populations in South-East Asia : the current situation and national responses. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205291