Advancing Community-Led Monitoring: Insights from the Regional Consultation Meeting

Upon identifying the need for a regional mechanism to monitor community-led monitoring in countries across the Asia-Pacific region, the Seven Alliance organized Line Up for Change: Collaboratively shaping the Asia Regional Observatory (ARO) Indicators. Held in Bangkok, Thailand on 11-12 September, with support from UNAIDS RSTAP, the regional consultation aims to identify a clear roadmap for […]

The Nexus of Politicized LGBT Issues and HIV/AIDS Control in Indonesia

In the lead-up to Indonesia’s impending general elections in 2024, the politicization of LGBTIQA+ issues is poised to take center stage yet again, steering the discourse in various directions. The prevailing sentiment among conservative factions in Indonesia perceives LGBTIQA+ individuals as divergent from societal norms. Capitalizing on this, politicians vying for the backing of conservative […]

Press Release APN+ Represents Seven Alliance at the launch of AIDS Update 2023, Political Leaders Across Asia Pacific Countries Must Embrace “The Path That End AIDS”

A new report titled “The Path that End AIDS” was released on July 13, 2023, in The Historic Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland, by UNAIDS. The report underscores the existence of a clear and achievable path to ending AIDS. This path will also help to facilitate preparedness for future pandemics and propels advancement towards achieving […]

25 Years of Living with HIV and Making an Impact on the World

Her name is Kularb Dangtong – or Khun Kularb – which means Rose. The HIV that is in her body does not scare her. For her, the virus is another word for courage. Khun Kularb’s HIV journey started 25 years ago. She recalls the day she found out she was positive to the virus that […]

ARVs Crisis – New Born Children with HIV in Sri Lanka are Calling Yo

In 2022, the worst economic crisis in more than 70 years hit Sri Lanka from multiple sides. The South Asian country is reeling from shrinking supplies of essential commodities and mounting citizen anger. The reason is, the foreign currency reserves that the country can use have been drastically reduced. Sri Lanka is struggling to repay […]

APN+ Held Its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Strategic Planning

From February 23 to 24, 2023, APN+ held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Strategic Planning. This event is conducted biannually. At the Strategic Planning, country members discussed several things, including advocacy priorities of the network and ways to improve the networks communication, strengthen the network and the Secretariat, and strengthen leadership within the network. […]

Safety Net Conducts Policy Forum on Harm Reduction for LGBTIQA+ Who Use Substances

Monday, 20 March 2023, Safety Net held a Policy Forum at Mandarin Hotel in Bangkok. Safety Net is a network of individuals, community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on substance issues in Thailand. The forum is on harm reduction for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual and other sexually or gender diverse […]

Born with HIV and My Family Never Even Spoke About it

According to data from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, HIV cases affecting children in Indonesia have reached 12,553 since 2020. The majority are under four years old with 4,764 cases. HIV cases in children do not only occur in Indonesia but also in various countries in the Asia Pacific. Approximately 21,000 […]