Tag Archives: MSM

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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Anti-gay Malawi law is pro-AIDS

Malawi has made progress in the fight against AIDS, but still has laws in place that allow the disease to flourish. That’s the finding of research by the Journalists Association Against AIDS (JournAIDS) in Malawi with support from the Southern … Continue reading

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Blaming gay sex, rather than homophobia, for AIDS

First of two posts on Roman Catholic responses to issues of HIV and LGBT rights in Uganda and elsewhere. Catholics are divided in their response to the AIDS crisis among men who have sex with men (MSM). Some reach out … Continue reading

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Jamaica as a model for anti-AIDS, anti-homophobia action

One of several quick recaps of news related to this week’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.: Lessons from “the most homophobic place on earth” Jamaican gay activist Maurice Tomlinson says his country is making progress in the fight against … Continue reading

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Doctors, Tutu, Clinton appeal for LGBT rights in AIDS fight

Calls for an end to anti-homosexuality laws are growing more common, based on the growing understanding that such laws encourage the spread AIDS by denying health services to men who have sex with men (MSM). New drugs such as Truvada … Continue reading

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Glimmer of LGBT hope in Kenya’s anti-AIDS fight

“LGBT people find it hard, almost impossible to access medical services,” says one activist serving Kenya’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. “The situation is very grave. No one seems to care about preserving the lives of LGBT people in … Continue reading

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Expanding the fight against AIDS among LGBTs in Cameroon

After more than a year of working to educate LGBTI people in Yaoundé about how to avoid HIV infection, the young Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS, or CAMFAIDS, has set its sight on reaching more people in 2012. The organization was … Continue reading

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20 male sex workers to fight HIV in Kenya

Male sex workers living with HIV and AIDS will soon join the fight against the disease in Kenya, the magazine Identity Kenya reports. Twenty sex workers will be trained as peer educators so they can tell other sex workers how … Continue reading

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