Over the weekend of June 28, 2014 we held our 2nd MSM Community Symposium – Time to Act forum.
The gay and MSM community is experiencing increasing numbers diagnosed with HIV infection every year. Many of the MSM who are diagnosed are young (29 years and below).
We took this opportunity for our stakeholders to unite, as a community, for a meeting to discuss the issue of HIV and MSM in Singapore and came up with some new & better ideas to stop the spread of the infection and to assist those with HIV/AIDS amongst us.
The first session of the presentation was the HIV/STIs done by Prof. Roy Chan (NSC), Dr. Martin Chio (NSC) and A/Prof. Lee Cheng Chuan (CDC). The second session was from the clinical services for MSM by Anwar Hashim (AFA), Paul Toh Club Genesis support group and Avin Tan (AFA) followed by our community support group for intervention and education with Bryan Choong (Oogachaga), Hafiz Muhd (SG Rainbow) and Nathan Renga (The Purple Alliance).
We had a great turn out to the our event and with so many new and familiar faces. We also took this chance to launch our very own MSM website Gayhealth.sg for the MSM community in Singapore. Please visit www.gayhealth.sgfor the site.
We would like to thank all our community members for coming since Pink Dot was also having their event as well.
Stay tuned for more updates and summary from the symposium.