Objectives of the risk and responsibility Consultation in 2006

The main objectives of this Consultation in 2006 were:

  • Generating and sharing knowledge on epidemiological, technical, social, policy, rights and resources issues relevant to male-to-male sexual behaviours and HIV in Asia and the Pacific: ‘’What do we know?’’ and ‘’What do we need to know?’’
  • Identification of obstacles and challenges that impede the design and implementation of specific HIV programmes and services for men who have sex with men
  • Informing the formulation of strategies for improving and scaling up of strategic HIV prevention, treatment, care and support interventions and services, specifically for men who have sex with men.
  • The larger goal of this Consultation is to catalyse and enhance coordinated responses through increased commitment among national and international stakeholders, in tandem with the needs of men who have sex with men. This would lead to intensified HIV and sexual health interventions with appropriate and supportive policies and adequate funding.