Gay and Bisexual Men in Kampala, Uganda

Published: October 11, 2007

Gay and Bisexual Men in Kampala, Uganda Abstract – HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men around the world; however, little is known about this population in sub-Saharan Africa. We conducted a respondent-driven sampling survey of gay and bisexual men in Kampala, Uganda (N = 224). Overall, 61% reported themselves as “gay” and 39% as “bisexual”. Gay and bisexual men …

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Human Rights Law: References to Jurisprudence and Doctrine of the United Nations Human Rights System

Published: October 1, 2007

This document is a compilation of European jurisprudence, legislation and doctrine referring to sexual orientation and gender identity. It addresses references from both the Council of Europe and the European Union systems.   The objective of this document is to compile relevant and authoritative references in order to frame informed debate on the human rights concerns of sexual orientation and …

New Book: Caribbean Pleasure Industry: Tourism, Sexuality, and AIDS in the Dominican Republic

Published: September 15, 2007

In recent years, the economy of the Caribbean has become almost completely dependent on international tourism. And today one of the chief ways that foreign visitors there seek pleasure is through prostitution. While much has been written on the female sex workers who service these tourists, Caribbean Pleasure Industry shifts the focus onto the men. Drawing on his groundbreaking ethnographic …

Letter from Samoa: Impersonating woman still illegal

Published: September 7, 2007

Letter from Samoa: Impersonating woman still illegal Despite fa’afafines being very much part of the Samoan culture, the impersonation of a woman is still illegal under the Crimes Ordinance 1961 of Samoa. Fa’afafines, otherwise known as transvestites, cross dressers or homosexuals are deeply ingrained in the Fa’aSamoa according myths and legends. -Full article available at link below-

HIV prevention and men who have sex with women and men in Mexico: Findings from a qualitative study with HIV-positive men

Published: September 1, 2007

HIV prevention and men who have sex with women and men in Mexico: Findings from a qualitative study with HIV-positive men Abstract Unprotected sex between men is the major risk factor for HIV infection in Mexico and many other Latin American countries. There is a substantial body of literature demonstrating that the relationship between sexual identity and sexual practice is …

LGBT Health and Rights in East Africa: A Snapshot of Successes and Challenges for the Advocacy Community

Published: September 1, 2007

LGBT Health and Rights in East Africa: A Snapshot of Successes and Challenges for the Advocacy Community The Public Health Program’s Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP), in partnership with OSI foundations and initiatives in Africa, is exploring ways to expand support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health and rights efforts in Eastern and Southern Africa. SHARP gathered …

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Human Rights Law: References to Jurisprudence and Doctrine of the Inter-American System

Published: July 1, 2007

This document addresses the issue of Human Rights violation based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity within the Inter-American Human Rights System. It contains excerpts of general references to the principle of non discrimination, as well as specific references to sexual orientation and gender identity, from different advisory opinions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, reports on the situation …

Behavioral Surveillance among MSM population in Serbia in 2006

Published: June 29, 2007

Behavioral Surveillance among MSM population in Serbia in 2006 Research Objective: What is the estimated size of MSM population in Belgrade and Novi Sad? What is the prevalence of HIV and related risky behavior in all five towns? Is the pattern of risky behavior in those towns associated with some predictor variables such as: age, town where people live, level …

A mostly internet-based behavioral survey among MSM in the Czech republic

Published: June 29, 2007

A mostly internet-based behavioral survey among MSM in the Czech republic  (Full slideset available at link below) Aim of the study: To estimate knowledge, attitudes and behavior related to HIV among Czech MSM Anonymous questionnaires (interactive) published in web gay pages (incl. chat pages) and in gay journal 43 items (6-demographic, 9-knowledge, 7-attitudes, 21-behavioral) Behavioral items mostly related to the …

MSM in Africa: highly stigmatised, vulnerable and in need of urgent HIV prevention

Published: June 28, 2007

MSM in Africa: highly stigmatised, vulnerable and in need of urgent HIV prevention Research on men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa has been limited, although this population is particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. In a study published in the June edition of AIDS, researchers estimate that at least 739 MSM are selling sex to men in and …

MSM and HIV in Europe

Published: June 28, 2007

MSM and HIV in Europe (Full slideset available at link below) European Gay Health Seminar East-West exchanges on the sexual health of Men who have Sex with Men?(HIV prevention, support and related issues) Paris, France  June, Thursday 28, 2007 Giedrius Likatavicius EuroHIV, Institut de Veille Sanitaire  

US CDC HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Published: June 21, 2007

US CDC HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS among Men Who Have Sex with Men (Full content in PDF at address below) Contents: STATISTICS HIV/AIDS in 2005 Transmission categories of male adults and adolescents with HIV/AIDS diagnosed during 2005 Race/ethnicity of MSM living with HIV/AIDS, 2005 AIDS in 2005 RISK FACTORS ACTORS AND BARRIERS TO PREVENTION Sexual Risk Factors Unknown HIV Serostatus …