Tag Archives: MSM

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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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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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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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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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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Tino’s story: AIDS and the perils of a double life in Zimbabwe

From Zimbabwe, a special correspondent to the Erasing 76 Crimes blog contributes this story about Tino, a man who plans to get married to his fiance but also has sex with men. In one study of three southern African nations, … Continue reading

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Fighting HIV among male/trans sex workers in Cameroon

Male and transgender sex workers: a seldom-recognized reality in Cameroon’s fight against HIV By Steave Nemande, M.D. Sex work is considered illegal in Cameroon. Prostitution and solicitation are penalized by Article 343 of the Penal Code, providing prison sentences of … Continue reading

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