Tag Archives: AIDS

In rural Uganda, 5 years of successes and challenges

Rainbow Health Foundation is celebrating its fifth anniversary as a champion for LGBTI people in western Uganda, advocating in particular for access to health services. Its history is “a story of humble beginnings, a slow steady start, which soon kicked … Continue reading

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HIV in Ghana: Progress toward protecting vulnerable gays

Human rights abuses complicate fight against HIV/Aids GhanaWeb and Pulse.com.gh reported on Oct. 3 and 4: The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has asked policy makers to formulate policies to end human rights abuses against gays, commercial sex workers … Continue reading

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Dear Rick Warren, please save African lives, not just souls

[Editor’s note: In a message to the blog, Warren stated (1) that this commentary misstates his record of speaking out about Christians’ responsibility for loving their homosexual neighbors as themselves and (2) that the All Africa Purpose Driven Church Congress … Continue reading

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4 news briefs: Anti-gay laws undercutting AIDS efforts

In each of these four news items, the point is the same — countries’ anti-gay laws create problems for AIDS fighters. Each item was excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: Speaking to … Continue reading

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LGBT Ugandans to share in $226 million for health care

Unlike the recent past, LGBT Ugandans will be eligible for health care services funded by newly received grants totaling more than $225 million, says Kikonyogo Kivumbi, who serves on a key Uganda’s health policy panel. On that board, known as … Continue reading

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New hope in AIDS fight: Gay, MSM Africans find their voices

Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have gained a potentially influential voice in decisions about how funding for HIV treatment and prevention is targeted in their local LGBTI communities. … 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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