Innovation at the cutting edge of HIV prevention for key populations in Asia


    The HIV Foundation Asia publishes factsheets, information resources and service guides in an online open-source environment so that governments, service organisations and others can use what we learn without restriction. We translate our technical resources in to local languages so that grassroots organisations can easily adopt and adapt what we do. We are technically supported by the health development organisation APMGlobal Health. We owe much to APMGlobal Health for our management and technical expertise.

    In this section of our website you’ll find resources that we have developed for use in our daily service delivery. We invite you to download, use and modify these resources in any way you wish. We request that you acknowledge us should you publish any work based on our learning.




    Factsheet 1: Testing for HIV

    An HIV test is a choice to live healthy and well. No matter what the result, getting tested helps you to take control of your life, live your dreams and helps you to do what you really want to do . Read our factsheet on Testing for HIV.


    Factsheet 2: New HIV Diagnosis 

    A positive HIV result can feel frightening. But it also gives you the chance to live a good and healthy life: because there’s effective treatment now for people living with HIV. Read our factsheet on New HIV Diagnosis and check out our New Diagnosis Booklet.


    Factsheet 3: How HIV works in the body

    If you look after your HIV health you can live a long and healthy life with HIV. Knowing how HIV works in your body can help you make the best choices for your health and wellbeing. Read our factsheet explaining the basics of how HIV works in the body.


    Factsheet 4: Monitoring your health

    Now that you know you are living with HIV you can take control of your HIV health by checking your HIV blood results on a regular basis. Whether you’re taking HIV treatment or not, monitoring your blood results is the best way to keep well and healthy over the long term.


    Factsheet 5: TOP 6 Opportunistic Infections (OI) in HIV

    All HIV related opportunistic infections can be prevented, managed or cured when treated in time. The good news is, even if your CD4 count is low or you have symptoms of an OI you can prevent, manage or cure these infections.


    Factsheet 6: ART

    Antiretroviral treatment (called ART) is not a cure for HIV. But taken daily and as recommended by your doctor it can keep HIV in check so you can live a normal and happy life.


    Factsheet 7: Adherence

    Adherence to HIV treatment helps to keep HIV in check over the long term. Adherence means taking your HIV treatment as directed by your doctor – every day, on time, every time.



    What do I do now?

    If you are an Asian gay man or transgender person and you’ve just been told you are living with HIV this booklet is just for you. It was designed by a group of Asian gay and other Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and transgender people who are living with HIV. They developed this booklet with The HIV Foundation Asia to help you as you make your first few decisions after getting the news that you are living with HIV. This resource is in both Thai and English languages.




    New HIV Diagnosis Workshop Manual

    The New Diagnosis Workshop Manual has been produced to support orientation of people with HIV to living well with HIV. This manual is primarily designed to provide advice and resources for group facilitators and educators of new diagnosis workshops.


    HIV Case Management Manual

    The PLHIV Support and Case Coordination Manual has been produced to support the delivery of case management services that help people with HIV get the treatment, care and support they need to live well with HIV. It is designs for managers and their supports of people with HIV.



    City Scanning Implementation Guide

    A methodology for inquiry and analysis used in a Six Cities Scanning Initiative undertaken by UNDP in the Asia Pacific region in 2010 in partnership with APMG Global Health and team members from The HIV Foundation Asia. This Guide provides the tools used in this participatory, appreciative inquiry‐based project targeting men who have sex with men and transgender people in mega‐cities.

Our Partners

What Our Partners Say ?

  • “I undertook a small internal review in the foundation in April 2014. I interviewed 10 staff and clients, reviewed case files and other documents. What I found was inspiring. This is an organization that does what it promises to do.”

    Dr Jan Willem de Lin van Wijngaarden
    HIV development practitioner
  • “We find the foundation to be a responsive, professional and accountable partner. Their leadership team has a great mix of management, HIV technical, research and service delivery skills. We love their passion, their focus, their commitment to innovation.”

    Lou McCallum
    Director at APMGlobal Health
  • “I’ve interviewed Khun Nikorn and his team at length about their work and seen their comprehensive data set which demonstrates their results firsthand. I strongly believe their model should be better understood and replicated in other cities around the world.”

    Don Baxter
    Co-Chair of The Global Forum for MSM
  • “We are a small, unregistered group in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2013 we partnered with The HIV Foundation to deliver HIV case management. Now, we are an organization that has the confidence of staff in local hospitals and clinics.”

    Ms Kaewta Sangsuk
     Director of Our Choice, Chiang Mai
  • In 2014 we asked the HIV Foundation to act as a fiscal agent for a UNAIDS grant. We were so pleased with their financial competence that we quickly moved all our grants over to them until we receive our own local registration.

    Ms Natt Kraipet
    Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Network of Transgender People