In Ecuador men who have sex with men are disproportionally affected by HIV. Rates of HIV are also higher among transgender people. This is because discrimination often leads to people being denied access to health services and information.
We have been working in Ecuador with Corporación Kimirina since 1999 to ensure that everyone has access to HIV and health services. Kimirina and the other community organisations it supports in Ecuador aims to mobilise sex workers, people living with HIV, transgender people and men who have sex with men, so that they are able to advocate for their rights to health services, and to access health information and services. Kimirina also provides direct services; in 2014 it reached over 50,000 marginalised people with HIV prevention work. They are also producing innovative online resources, such as the digital prevention platform ponteonce.org, a website for men who have sex with men.