Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

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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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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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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World AIDS Day, December 1st 2014

Leave no one behind. The fight against HIV/AIDS cannot be won until gays and other MSM are decriminalized by all nations. MSM in Sub-Saharan Africa… 30 out of 48 countries in the sub-Saharan region criminalize same sex sexual acts – … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific: Inadequate funds for HIV help for gays

The Jakarta Post in Indonesia, reported yesterday on the recent report by the World Health Organisation that urges nations to put key populations at the heart of their HIV/AIDS response.  In the article, an activist comments there is inadequate financial … Continue reading

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Ugandan straight ally: ‘Drastic fallout’ remains from anti-gay bill

In an interview, Roman Catholic health and human rights activist Maxensia Nakibuuka of Uganda tells what life has been like in Uganda since the passage of the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill there last December.  She is interviewed here by the Rev. … Continue reading

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