Prevention of HIV in the MSM, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community in Fiji.

Published: July 11, 2004

Prevention of HIV in the MSM, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community in Fiji. Social isolation is a situation common to many people who experience same sex attractions. This isolation is often fueled by a sense of insecurity about the reaction of others, such as the church community or family members, to discovery. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identifying young …

Outcast heroes: the story of gay Muslims

Published: May 24, 2004

Outcast heroes: the story of gay Muslims Ali Orhan is laughing. We’re sitting in the caff in the Docklands Asda – no expenses spared here at Attitude! – and he is chuckling the most terrible, melancholic chuckle I have ever heard. He is describing a day eighteen years ago when he picked up his parents at Heathrow airport. He was …

HIV transmission risk through anal intercourse: systematic review, meta-analysis and implications for HIV prevention

Published: April 20, 2004

HIV transmission risk through anal intercourse: systematic review, meta-analysis and implications for HIV prevention Background The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infectiousness  of anal intercourse (AI) has not been systematically reviewed,  despite its role driving HIV epidemics among men who have sex  with men (MSM) and its potential contribution to heterosexual  spread. We assessed the per-act and per-partner HIV transmission  risk …

Ten imperatives for action: Lessons learned In prevention of HIV/STI transmission for MSM in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published: January 1, 2004

Ten imperatives for action: Lessons learned In prevention of HIV/STI transmission for gay and other MSM in Latin America and the Caribbean Abstract Issues: After almost 20 years of prevention interventions in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean (LAC), what have we learned about what approaches work and what is needed? In the region, most epidemics are still concentrated in …

Kyrgyzstan: "the country of human rights" … but not for homosexuals!

Published: January 1, 2004

Kyrgyzstan: “the country of human rights” … but not for homosexuals! (Full text available at link below) Contents A1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 A2: Country information . . . . . . . 8 B: Juridical aspects of homosexuality . . . . . . . . …

Policy Brief: The Value of Investing in MSM Programs in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published: January 1, 2004

Policy Brief: The Value of Investing in MSM Programs in the Asia-Pacific Region The Importance of HIV Prevention Programs for MSM At least 5–10 percent of all HIV cases worldwide are attributable to sexual transmission between men. In countries in the Asia-Pacific region, HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM) ranges from 3–17 percent (5 to 15 …

Correlates of High-Risk Sexual Behavior Among Young MSM

Published: January 1, 2004

Data from a sample (n = 154) of young men who have sex with men (YMSM), aged 13-21, residing in five mid-sized cities in themidwestern United Stateswere used to test the hypothesis that personality variables (impulsive decision making, sensation seeking, anxiety/depression, internalized homophobia) contribute uniquely to the prediction of unprotected anal sex beyond what is accounted for by other high-risk …

The Caribbean HIV/AIDS Epidemic Epidemiological Status – Success Stories A Summary

Published: October 1, 2003

The Caribbean HIV/AIDS Epidemic Epidemiological Status – Success Stories A Summary INTRODUCTION The General Context HIV/AIDS has become a major developmental problem affecting every country world-wide and the Caribbean region in particular where the epidemic is second in magnitude only to that in Sub- Saharan Africa. As the epidemic has spread throughout the Caribbean, the primary mode of sexual transmission …

HIV/AIDS Risk Mapping Study of MSM in Jamaica

Published: October 1, 2003

HIV/AIDS Risk Mapping Study of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Jamaica (Full content available at link below) Table of Contents ACRONYMS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A. BACKGROUND B. TERMS OF REFERENCE C. METHODOLOGY Facilitators and Participants Limitations D. REVIEW OF EXISTING STUDIES The Existing Research Size and Scope of the MSM Population Profile of MSM Community The impact of Cultural …

HIV/AIDS in Central America: An Overview of the Epidemic and Priorities for Prevention

Published: September 1, 2003

HIV/AIDS in Central America: An Overview of the Epidemic and Priorities for Prevention This booklet presents an overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Central America. It then summarizes the results of case studies in Guatemala, Honduras and Panama on where money might best be allocated so that prevention efforts make the greatest possible impact on curbing the epidemic. -Full text …