MenStar Coalition

The MenStar Coalition brings together seven founding partners to expand the diagnoses and treatment of HIV infections in men – keys to breaking the cycle of HIV transmission and ultimately ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

• Download the MenStar Strategy for the PEPFAR Program.

• As part of its contribution to the MenStar Coalition, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation announced an investment of USD 25 milion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, dedicated to scaling HIV self testing.

> Click here to download the press release

Frequently Asked Questions about the MenStar Coalition.

• The MenStar Coalition partners met at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City to share the current work and future plans for the coalition.

> Click here to download the presentation

• The work of the MenStar Coalition is being informed by qualitative and quantitative research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Maverick Collective, via a project called “Breaking the Cycle of Transmission: Increasing Uptake of HIV Testing, Prevention, and Linkage to Treatment Among Young Men in South Africa."

> Read about the Qualitative Research, the Quantitative Research and the Segmentation and Design.

The MenStar Coalition seeks to engage men in new and innovative ways to break the cycle of HIV transmission and ultimately end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Founded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Unitaid, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF), the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and Gilead Sciences, the Coalition will expand the diagnosis and treatment of HIV infections in men, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Multiple approaches will be deployed to reach MenStar’s goals: data analytics and human-centered design to better adapt services to men; nuanced demand creation; targeted marketing; innovations, such as HIV self-testing; supply-side solutions. The partnership will also ensure essential HIV commodities and services are available to meet increased consumer demand.

MenStar partners will share findings and progress including integration opportunities, and impact on women, to help optimise the best approaches.

The establishment of MenStar was announced on July 24 2018 by Sir Elton John and the Duke of Sussex at the 22nd International Aids Conference in Amsterdam.

> Read the full press release here

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