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 …

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 …