New York Event: Getting HIV Programmers and Policymakers to Pay Attention to the Needs of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Kenya

Please join us for an event with the Horizons Program on getting HIV programmers and policymakers to pay attention to the needs of men who have sex with men in Kenya. Cary Alan Johnson, Senior Specialist for Africa, will be presenting on his findings from a new report on HIV and same-sex practices in Africa.

The Horizons Program of the Population Council invites you to attend:

Moving the Mountain: Getting HIV Programmers and Policymakers to Pay
Attention to the Needs of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Kenya

Thursday, March 8
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Population Council
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
(access through 48th Street and 2nd Ave)
9th Floor
New York, New York 10017

From 2003 - 2005, the Horizons Program conducted a study in Nairobi, Kenya, to determine the HIV prevention and sexual health needs of men who have sex with men. The process of conducting the study and the findings they generated helped catalyze program managers and policymakers to take steps to address the needs of this vulnerable population.

Scott Geibel, Program Associate of the Population Council and a Horizons staff member, will discuss what happened in Kenya in light of the study's results and their dissemination. He will joined by Cary Alan Johnson, Senior Specialist for Africa, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, who will highlight findings from a new report on HIV and same-sex practices in Africa.

To RSVP, please contact horizonsmbx@pcdc.org.

Horizons is a team of US-based and international organizations that implements field-based, operations research in developing countries. The program identifies effective HIV/AIDS interventions and policies; tests prevention, care, and treatment strategies; and disseminates and promotes utilization of findings. A major goal is to identify and develop successful projects that can be replicated and scaled up, where relevant. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through USAID, Horizons is directed by the Population Council in collaboration with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, PATH, Tulane University, Family Health International (FHI), and Johns Hopkins University.