Male Attitude Network (MAN) – Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
Male Attitude Network (MAN) provides HIV-related information, care and support services for young MSM and young people living with HIV at the community level, through a peer-led intervention strategies and a dedicated community centre.
Through HYLF support, MAN has supported community centers, provided young MSM and young men living with HIV with HIV-related prevention and treatment information along with behavior change communication using peer education, one-on-one counseling and referral for services. It has forged strong alliances with local and national partners like Heartland Alliance for Human Needs, Human Rights Nigeria, the National Population Council and the International Centre for Reproductive and sexual health and Rights (INCRESE).
In addition, Male Attitude Network has been strengthening its outreach and provision of HIV information and services referrals to young MSM and young people living with HIV, meanwhile It has also set up income-generation initiatives to make these community centers self-sustainable and provide livelihood options to its clients in addition to health services.