CEPEHRG and Maritime, Ghana: Engaging New Partners and New Technologies to Prevent HIV among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)
MSM have been neglected in HIV programming in sub-Saharan Africa, frequently ignored in national strategies and hidden in the face of intolerance, stigmatization, and punitive laws. In Ghana, community-based organizations have been at the forefront of HIV interventions for MSM. Among the small number of CBOs working with this highly vulnerable population are the Accra-based Center for Popular Education and Human Rights, Ghana (CEPEHRG) and Maritime Life Precious Foundation (Maritime) in Takoradi. With the support of PEPFAR, these two organizations have been part of much-needed efforts to reach MSM with prevention messages, condoms, and lubricant and have increased uptake of HIV-related
services using cell phone-based communications. JSI/AIDSTAR-One, January 2010.
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