Category Archives: HIV / AIDS

Uganda LGBTI get 2nd chance to elect legitimate reps

Efforts to increase LGBTI people’s and sex workers’ involvement in planning Ugandan health services are not going smoothly, reports Ugandan correspondent Kikonyogo Kivumbi. An election to choose representatives of those key population groups was ruled invalid on Wednesday, Jan. 21. … Continue reading

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Anti-AIDS activists hope, but fear, Ugandan patent law

By Kikonyogo Kivumbi Human rights activists are focusing on Uganda’s Industrial Property Act of 2014 in hopes that the new law can help rather than hinder the fight against AIDS, especially in the LGBTI community. Activists say that LGBTI people … Continue reading

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Anti-AIDS leader loses job for supporting anti-gay laws

In Jamaica, Prof. Brendan Bain has finally lost his job running the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Training Network (CHART), where he lost the confidence of most anti-AIDS activists when they learned that he supports laws against homosexual activity. The University of the … Continue reading

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Jamaican court to hear Bain case on HIV, anti-gay laws

The case for wrongful dismissal filed by Prof. Brendan Bain against the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be heard tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 12. The UWI fired Bain as the head of a US-funded anti-HIV programme after Bain, a … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe inches toward battling HIV among LGBT people

Zimbabwe may launch an anti-HIV program for LGBT people and sex workers, according to Dr. Owen Mugurungi, the Health Ministry’s leader for the fight against AIDS. The government is “considering” starting programs that will include the gay community, according to … Continue reading

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Mauritania: discreet inclusion of gays in the HIV response.

Any news concerning the struggles of LGBTI is rare out of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a West-African country of about 3.5 million souls that achieved independence from France in 1960. One of four African countries where same-sex relations between men … Continue reading

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Egypt: A call to protest anti-gay reporting, homophobia

An online protest will start tomorrow against unjust treatment of LGBTI people in Egypt and anti-gay journalists’ role in fostering government repression there. The protest is timed to coincide with the start of Egyptian legal proceedings against men arrested in … Continue reading

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