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Experts Gather in Asia to Discuss How to Reduce HIV/AIDS in MSM

December 7, 2010

HIV/AIDS experts from Asia met Tuesday for the launch of a three-day meeting focusing on driving down the transmission of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Hong Kong, Xinhua/ reports (Yu, 12/7). The event, which has attracted participants from "six Asian cities including Bangkok, Thailand, Jakarta, Indonesia, Manila, the Philippines and Yangon, Myanmar ... was jointly organized by Hong Kong's Department of Health" and USAID, as well as other U.N. and regional partners, according to the news service. The meeting marks "the first time an action meeting of this kind has gathered in the Asian region to review the current HIV epidemic trends, examine municipal response and identify innovative initiatives to step up efforts in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support amongst MSM and transgender populations in the six cities," according to a Hong Kong government press release (12/7).

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