Category Archives: HIV / AIDS

Finally, an LGBT voice on Uganda’s anti-HIV panel

People most at risk for HIV infection finally have a voice on the Ugandan  health policy panel that makes crucial decisions about anti-AIDS projects. Following an election process that ran from Dec. 10 to Feb. 18, Kikonyogo Kivumbi today took a … Continue reading

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Rural Uganda: 9 gay youth still on the run; anyone care?

“They put their lives in jeopardy by being responsible young men attending an HIV / STI screening clinic.” Nine young gay men remain homeless and at risk of violence in the countryside of western  Uganda, afraid to return home after … Continue reading

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Challenging the criminalisation of LGBT people

This is a Policy Brief, issued by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, reprinted here with permission, with some reformatting.  The Alliance is one among many advocacy organisations that are challenging the criminalisation of LGBT persons.: Policy Brief – Challenging the criminalisation of LGBT … Continue reading

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No LGBT activists win seats on Ugandan anti-HIV panel

An election that could have given LGBT activists a voice in improving sexual minorities’ access to HIV services in Uganda instead ended Feb. 5 amid accusations of manipulation and without any LGBT advocates on a crucial health policy panel. But … Continue reading

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A step toward opening HIV care to LGBTI Ugandans

LGBTI people, sex workers and drug users in Uganda have moved a step closer to having representatives on the health policy panel that could improve their access to HIV services. A previous election to choose representatives of those key population … Continue reading

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Uganda: 9 gay men threatened by mob, arrested by police

Nine young gay men have been released after being held in police custody for five days in western Uganda. Without knowing it, the men had put their lives in jeopardy by visiting an STI screening clinic, which attracted the attention … Continue reading

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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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