APLA Health & the Global Forum on MSM & HIV

APLA Health currently provides the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) with administrative and fiscal support. 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 with men. The MSMGF is based in Oakland, CA. George Ayala, PsyD, is MSMGF’s executive director.

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MSMGF Vision

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.


MSMGF Strategic Work Plan

The MSMGF’s Strategic Work Plan for 2016-2021 is available here.

MSMGF Mission Statement

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.