Category Archives: HIV / AIDS

U.S. money keeps supporting anti-gay programs

Despite President Obama’s promise to stop funding ineffective, discredited faith-based programs claiming to reduce HIV infections and unwanted pregnancies, U.S. taxpayers’ dollars are still bankrolling them. Freelance investigative journalist Andy Kopsa has uncovered the institutional bias toward those programs, run … Continue reading

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AIDS in Togo and Cameroon: Empty promises kill

AIDS fighters have long recognized that the goal of halting the spread of HIV cannot be achieved without making extra efforts to reach high-risk groups, including gay men. But often that realization has led to nothing beyond words on paper. … Continue reading

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With Nigeria’s anti-gay law, HIV care drops 10%-70%

The extent of the devastation that Nigeria’s anti-gay law is wreaking on Nigerian anti-AIDS efforts is coming into view. Among Nigerian men who have sex with men, the number of people reached for HIV prevention has dropped drastically since the … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Uganda today (4): Excluding gays from HIV care

This blog’s reports about Uganda on June 18: Anti-gay Uganda today (1): Activist due in court Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill Anti-gay Uganda today (3): A goof that won’t go away Anti-gay Uganda today (4): Excluding gays from HIV care   … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill

This blog’s reports about Uganda on June 18: Anti-gay Uganda today (1): Activist due in court Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill Anti-gay Uganda today (3): A goof that won’t go away Anti-gay Uganda today (4): Excluding gays from HIV care Uganda … Continue reading

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Shortage: Togo needs condoms for gay men and MSM

Author: Denis LeBlanc with Sylvestre Quam-Dessou Editor: Colin Stewart In the Togolese Republic in West Africa, HIV prevention is beyond the reach of thousands of gay people and MSM (men who have sex with men). The reason: a severe shortage of … Continue reading

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AIDS program ousts leader who embraces anti-gay laws

A prominent Jamaican AIDS fighter lost his job this week because he did not recognize that anti-gay laws limit the access of LGBT people to health care and increase HIV infection rates by pushing  the HIV epidemic underground. Homosexuality opponent … Continue reading

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Uganda: Raided clinic reopens with scaled-back services

The AIDS clinic that closed last month in Uganda after a police raid has reopened, but now offers fewer services to men who have sex with men (MSM). The clinic — officially an HIV research facility in Kampala run by … Continue reading

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Uganda activists fear harsh HIV law will boost AIDS

Mandatory HIV testing, mandatory HIV disclosure and criminalization are among the features of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management Bill that is heading to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for his approval. If enacted, the bill’s hard-line approach would make it more challenging … Continue reading

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Anti-gay fervor in Uganda hurts region’s AIDS projects

Uganda’s new anti-gay law has laid the groundwork for crackdowns by police and government officials that have begun to curtail scientific research on HIV/AIDS in Uganda and in other parts of East Africa. AIDS fighters end up working in the … Continue reading

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