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October 2016

In this month's Editorial Chris Beyrer and colleagues reflect on an underappreciated trend in multiple African, Asian, and Caribbean settings, where the provision of HIV and other essential health services for sexual and gender minorities are expanding despite challenging legal and social environments.

The authors argue that while the legal, human rights, and LGBT advocacy communities work to advance structural reforms, such as overturning sodomy statutes, community-based clinical and service providers have vital roles to play in the realization of more immediate rights and benefits—including the right to dignity, safety, and equitable access to services in health care settings.

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Towards Equity in Service Provision for Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Repressive Contexts

Chris Beyrer, Keletso Makofane, Ifeanyi Orazulike, Daouda Diouf, Stefan D. Baral

Guidelines and Guidance

Core Outcome Set–STAndards for Reporting: The COS-STAR Statement

Jamie J. Kirkham, Sarah Gorst, Douglas G. Altman, Jane M. Blazeby, Mike Clarke, Declan Devane, Elizabeth Gargon, David Moher, Jochen Schmitt, Peter Tugwell, Sean Tunis, Paula R. Williamson

Research Articles

Whole Genome Sequence Analysis of a Large Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis Outbreak in London: A Retrospective Observational Study

Nicola Casali, Agnieszka Broda, Simon R. Harris, Julian Parkhill, Timothy Brown, Francis Drobniewski

Characterization of Novel Antimalarial Compound ACT-451840: Preclinical Assessment of Activity and Dose–Efficacy Modeling

Amélie Le Bihan, Ruben de Kanter, Iñigo Angulo-Barturen, Christoph Binkert, Christoph Boss, Reto Brun, Ralf Brunner, Stephan Buchmann, Jeremy Burrows, Koen J. Dechering, Michael Delves, Sonja Ewerling, Santiago Ferrer, Christoph Fischli, Francisco Javier Gamo–Benito, Nina F. Gnädig, Bibia Heidmann, María Belén Jiménez-Díaz, Didier Leroy, Maria Santos Martínez, Solange Meyer, Joerg J. Moehrle, Caroline L. Ng, Rintis Noviyanti, Andrea Ruecker, Laura María Sanz, Robert W. Sauerwein, Christian Scheurer, Sarah Schleiferboeck, Robert Sinden, Christopher Snyder, Judith Straimer, Grennady Wirjanata, Jutta Marfurt, Ric N. Price, Thomas Weller, Walter Fischli, David A. Fidock, Martine Clozel, Sergio Wittlin

Population Immunity against Serotype-2 Poliomyelitis Leading up to the Global Withdrawal of the Oral Poliovirus Vaccine: Spatio-temporal Modelling of Surveillance Data

Margarita Pons-Salort, Natalie A. Molodecky, Kathleen M. O’Reilly, Mufti Zubair Wadood, Rana M. Safdar, Andrew Etsano, Rui Gama Vaz, Hamid Jafari, Nicholas C. Grassly, Isobel M. Blake

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