Related Resources from Other PEPFAR Partners

Screening for Violence Against MSM and Transgenders

Recent studies and anecdotal evidence have shown that gender-based violence perpetrated against men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgenders (TG) can increase their HIV vulnerability, especially in the context of sex work and concurrent partnerships. Few interventions directly address this vulnerability, however. The project described in this document piloted the integration of screening for violence against MSM and TG into HIV health services. The pilot hypothesized that health providers would be an effective entry point to (1) identify violence faced by MSM and TG, (2) facilitate access to appropriate GBV services for MSM and TG, and (3) improve community organization and health service collaboration. The project was implemented in Mexico and Thailand, countries with concentrated HIV epidemics but differing services for MSM/TG.