MPact welcomes the opportunity to comment on the newly drafted 2021 Country Operational Plan Guidance from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The global HIV response can be greatly enhanced if adequate investments from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) meaningfully reach gay-led organizations and networks. U.S. leadership is therefore critical for shaping an effective HIV response among gay and bisexual men worldwide.
Over the next few days, MPact will consult with all our stakeholders to prepare a written response to the COP guidance. MPact looks forward to working with gay advocates, partners, program implementers, and policymakers in enabling a COP 2021 process that is centered around community-led HIV responses.