Issues of internalized homophobia and its impact on health and lives of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in 13 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) will be reviewed in a new survey by the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM). The survey is intended to […]

In Russia, starting December 4, 2016, you can do an HIV oral test — by yourself and completely free of charge. Thanks to SAFE BOX Project, supported by the Elton John Foundation, gays, bisexual and transgender people can get tested anonymously and free of charge. What you have to do is to call and arrange […]

ECOM took part in the 5th Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference, held in Moscow, Russia from March 23-25, 2016. The conference was aimed at scientists, experts, healthcare providers, healthcare professionals and community workers. At the conference, ECOM held its own session, entitled ‘Prevention and Treatment Particularities among MSM Populations.’ The session consisted of […]

The Dialogue of representatives of the transgender community from Eastern Europe and Central Asia was held on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Kiev, which was attended by almost 30 representatives of the transgender community from 9 countries of EECA: Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Belarus, Tajikistan, Georgia and Azerbaijan.   The participants exchanged experiences and discussed the priorities […]

ECOM would like to disseminate a new study “Anal human papillomavirus and HIV: A cross-sectional study among men who have sex with men in Moscow, Russia.”  The incidence of anal human papillomavirus (HPV), despite being prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM), had never been previously studied in the Russian Federation.  This report contains […]

An article published by Politico Magazine details the current climate in Russia with respect to its LGBT citizens.  It claims that a rise in homophobia in Russia is, in large part, a result of Putin’s administration and its policies.  In particular, initiatives, such as the federal law banning so-called “gay propaganda” have resulted in a […]