The 200 Forum (MSM/TG & HIV)

The 200 Forum (Men having sex with men, transgender & HIV)

APCOM announces pre congress forum for the Men who have sex with men (MSM), Transgender (TG) and HIV forum:

“The 200 Forum” -  From 200 to 0: Responding effectively to HIV among MSM in Asia and the Pacific

Every 7.5 minutes in Asia, a man who has sex with men gets infected with HIV. That's almost 200 new MSM HIV cases each day. And that's 200 too many.*
The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) aims to squarely focus the spotlight on this issue at the upcoming 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific (9th ICAAP).  APCOM, in formal partnership with the Local Organising Committee of ICAAP, will host a range of key activities before and during the Congress, starting with the full-day pre-Congress community forum meeting, The 200 Forum.

The 200 Forum will take place at the Mercure Sanur in Bali on the 8th of August 2009. Space is limited and attendance requires advance application for registration.

The forum expects to mobilize 200 delegates from Asia Pacific region and beyond. You must contact APCOM directly at to register; space is VERY limited.

Time table





Inna Grand Bali Beach, Sanur

7 Aug 2009


Community Forum Opening Programme

Mercure Sanur Hotel, Sanur

8 Aug 2009


Breakout Forum: MSM & Transgender

Bali International Convention Centre (BICC), Nusa Dua

9 Aug 2009


Community Forum Closing Plenary

 Download TBD map - Download Complete Programme

Travel & Accommodation
If you plan to attend the MSM & Transgender Forum, you may need to adjust your travel plans accordingly to arrive in Bali before 8 August 2009. Airport transfer service is provided at the airport to all official hotels and to selected drop-zones in Bali. Please check the web section on Transportation to see if your preferred area is covered by the congress shuttle service. 

Except those who receive scholarship awards from the 9th ICAAP, you are free to arrange your own accommodation while in Bali. TBD is a half hour away from the congress venue, Bali International Convention Centre in Nusa Dua. There are many budget-accommodations around the Sanur area in the proximity of Mercure Sanur Hotel, the location of the MSM & Transgender Forum.

Please check the web section on Accommodation for more information. Should you choose to stay in other parts of Bali, please check the web section on Transportation to see if your preferred area is covered by the congress shuttle service.


For pre congress shuttle schedule from 7-8 August 2009, download here!

For the congress shuttle schedule from 9 - 13 August 2009, download here!

For map of pick-up and drop-off zones, download here!

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Phone: +62 21 39838845/46
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