The MSMGF is an expanding network of advocates
and other experts in health, human rights, research,
and policy, working to ensure an effective response
to HIV among gay men and other men who have sex
The MSMGF envisions a world where the health and human rights of all men who have sex with men are actively recognized, realized, and respected.
To advocate for equitable access to effective HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services for gay men and other MSM, including gay men and MSM living with HIV, while promoting their health and human rights worldwide.
In all of our work, the MSMGF foregrounds the values of human rights, self-determination, and working in coalition. We employ approaches that are community-led, strengths-based, sex positive, critically reflexive, evidence informed, and results oriented. By integrating these values into our policy, programs, research, and communications strategies, we strive to combine the full range of contributions generated by our constituents with methods that achieve smart, effective, and cost-efficient outcomes.
The MSMGF works to achieve its goals through advocacy, community systems strengthening, networking, knowledge production, and information exchange, sustained over time at the global level. Consistent with the established values of GIPA, the MSMGF strives to involve MSM living with HIV at all levels of its strategy, policy development, and implementation. Deliverables are outlined in a Strategic Work Plan developed triennially by the Steering Committee and the Secretariat.