Tag Archives: MSM

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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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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