Living library project on AIDS Memorial Day where the ‘books’ were real people with stories of their own to share © 2008 Alliance Ukraine Participants in the Photovioce project, India © 2006 Jenny Mathews / Alliance / Photovoice

Innovation and achievement: working with MSM in Senegal


Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa face intense stigma and discrimination © Nell Freeman for the Alliance
Senegal is a politically stable, predominantly Muslim country with one of the lowest rates of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa (0.7%). While the epidemic appears stable in the general population, HIV has disproportionately affected the very poor, those involved in sex work, men who have sex with men (MSM) and migrant workers.

This case study looks in detail at some of the challenges, innovations and achievements of the Alliance’s work with most at risk populations, particularly MSM, in Senegal since 1994.