Tanzania’s anti-gay effort raises risk of HIV rebound
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Tanzania’s anti-gay effort raises risk of HIV rebound

Tanzania’s anti-gay crackdown is starting to harm anti-HIV efforts, as  predicted. The Washington Post reports: Last month, the minister of health announced that Tanzania will ban HIV/AIDS outreach projects aimed at gay men, pending a review. That forced the closure, at least temporarily, of U.S.-funded programs that provide testing, condoms and medical care to gays. About 30 percent … Continue reading

Tanzania’s anti-gay crackdown now targets AIDS programs
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Tanzania’s anti-gay crackdown now targets AIDS programs

Tanzania is intensifying its denial of health care for LGBTI citizens in the wrong-headed belief that doing so will reduce homosexuality. Late last month, Tanzania’s health minister announced the suspension of HIV/AIDS prevention programs for gay men. Without such programs, a higher rate of HIV infection is likely among men who have sex with men, … Continue reading

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Court to rule on limiting East Africa’s anti-gay laws

Lawyers seeking recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people are scheduled to learn on Sept. 27 whether the Tanzania-based East African Court will take a stand for LGBTI rights by ruling that anti-gay laws such as the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act are unacceptable throughout East Africa. In its East African legal challenge to the Anti-Homosexuality … Continue reading