2005 Behavioral and Biological Surveillance Study – Albania

Published: May 1, 2007

2005 Behavioral and Biological Surveillance Study – Albania EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report presents the results of the 2005 Behavioral and Biological Surveillance Study (Bio-BSS) conducted in Tirana, the first such study conducted in Albania. The survey collected data from three groups: injecting drug users (IDUs), men who have sex with men (MSM), and the Roma. Survey data were also collected …

Poverty, Gender Inequality Contributing To Spread Of HIV In Caribbean, Conference Speakers Say

Published: January 26, 2007

Poverty, Gender Inequality Contributing To Spread Of HIV In Caribbean, Conference Speakers Say Poverty, gender inequality and discrimination are hampering efforts to curb the spread of HIV in the Caribbean, speakers at the Caribbean Summit on HIV/AIDS in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, said on Sunday, the Caribbean Net News reports. -Full text of article available at link below-

Fact sheet: Latin America

Published: January 1, 2007

Fact sheet: Latin America Regional overview The HIV epidemics in Latin America remain generally stable, but HIV transmission continues to occur among populations at higher risk of exposure. They include sex workers and men who have sex with men—groups who are not yet being adequately reached with HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. HIV surveillance efforts need to be …

A Training for Health Care Providers Working with Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Persons

Published: January 1, 2007

A Training for Health Care Providers Working with Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Persons International Training and Education Center on HIV?2007 The aim of this 17-module training course is to assist health care providers in the sexual health care of men who have sex with men and transgender people in Asia. The modules are designed to be …

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

Published: January 1, 2007

This third updated edition, prepared by the International Commission of Jurists addresses the issue of human rights violations on grounds of sexual orientation1 and gender identity. This edition contains excerpts of the authoritative findings, jurisprudence and commentary of treaty bodies, special procedures of the Human Rights Council, the former Commission on Human Rights, the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection …

Association of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection and syphilis with human immunodeficiency virus infection among men who have sex with men in Peru.

Published: November 15, 2006

Association of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection and syphilis with human immunodeficiency virus infection among men who have sex with men in Peru. Abstract BACKGROUND: We evaluated associations between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection, and syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru. METHODS: A surveillance survey of 3280 …

Masculinity, Gender Identity, and Fiji's GLBT Community

Published: September 14, 2006

Masculinity, Gender Identity, and Fiji’s GLBT Community Carlos and I have volunteered with the AIDS Task Force of Fiji (ATFF) since its inception in 1994, and we started volunteering with the Sexual Minorities Project (SMP) when it was first established under the auspices of the non-government organisation Women’s Action for Change in 1998. Carlos became the coordinator of SMP, soon …

Evolution of the Men Who Have Sex with men Community and Experienced Stigma Among MSM in Chengdu, China

Published: September 1, 2006

Evolution of the men who have sex with men community and experienced stigma among MSM in Chengdu, China Pukaar April 2010 Issue 69 Stigma and discrimination have been identified as primary obstacles against effective HIV prevention.1,2 As elsewhere, men who have sex with men (MSM) in China are suffering from stigma and discrimination.3,4 In the past 30 years, Chinese society …

HIV Expenditure on MSM Programming in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published: September 1, 2006

HIV Expenditure on MSM Programming in the Asia-Pacific Region EXECUTIVE SUMMARY According to UNAIDS, at least 5–10 percent of all HIV cases worldwide are due to sexual transmission between men, though this figure varies considerably by country. In the Greater Mekong region, HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) ranges between 3 and 17 percent, equal to …

An Honest Revision of the History of Homosexualities (Pdf)

Published: September 1, 2006

An Honest Revision of the History of Homosexualities "Africa and Africans should not respect or entertain homosexuality in any form or fashion. Gay recognition and rights is a Western thing. African culture and tradition does not support nor encourage such things." So wrote one respondent to a 2002 BBC News online forum, "Homosexuality in Africa."[1] Even as same-sex marriages were …

HIV and Men who have Sex with Men in Asia and the Pacific – UNAIDS Best Practice Collection

Published: September 1, 2006

HIV and Men who have Sex with Men in Asia and the Pacific – UNAIDS Best Practice Collection   Table of contents Acknowledgements 2  Abbreviations and acronyms 6 Foreword 7 Executive Summary 9 Lessons Learnt 13      Working with Governments and Health Authorities 13      Working with Mainstream Communities 13      Health Services 14      Outreach …