Activism from the closet: gay rights strategising in Egypt.

Published: May 6, 2006

Activism from the closet: gay rights strategising in Egypt. [Recently the Egyptian Government has been systematically attacking gays by putting them on trial, detaining and torturing them. The author suspects that there are two reasons behind the Government’s attacks of gay men: firstly, as a strategy to divert attention from its failure to address the declining economic situation in Egypt, …

A review of knowledge about the sexual networks and behaviours of men who have sex with men in Asia

Published: May 1, 2006

A review of knowledge about the sexual networks and behaviours of men who have sex with men in Asia Contents Introduction to the Project ………………………………………………..1 Country Reports Bangladesh …………………………………………………………… 14 India …………………………………………………………………….34 Thailand ……………………………………………………………….64 Indonesia ……………………………………………………………… 75 Acronyms used in the report……………………………………………85 Annotated Bibliography Appendix 1 – Bangladesh Appendix 2 – India Appendix 3 – Thailand Appendix 4 – Indonesia …

The effects of social stigma and legislative discrimination on the allocation of resources for HIV prevention in the Caribbean

Published: January 1, 2006

The effects of social stigma and legislative discrimination on the allocation of resources for HIV prevention in the Caribbean Abstract Background: AIDS prevention in the Caribbean has predominantly focused on risk reduction in the general population; however significant numbers of HIV infections occur in stigmatized groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM), commercial sex workers (CSW) and migrants. …

Supporting civil society organisations to reach key populations in the Latin American and Caribbean region

Published: January 1, 2006

Supporting civil society organisations to reach key populations in the Latin American and Caribbean region Table of Contents 1. Introduction    2. Executive summary         2.1.    How well do the 13 project designs support CSOs and KPs?      2.2.    How well have the 13 projects supported CSOs and KPs in implementation?      2.3.    Recommendations to improve support for CSO-led interventions for …

The Economics of Effective AIDS Treatment – Evaluating Policy Options for Thailand

Published: January 1, 2006

The Economics of Effective AIDS Treatment – Evaluating Policy Options for Thailand Contents Boxes, Figures, Maps, and Tables    vii Dedication    xiii Foreword by Sombat Thanprasertsuk, M.D.    xv Acknowledgments    xvii Abbreviations    xix Executive Summary    xxi      1. Introduction    1      2. The Thai AIDS Epidemic Now    11      3. HIV/AIDS and Antiretroviral Therapy    45      4. The Effects of Thailand’s Current …

MSM & TG Responding to HIV in Asia & the Pacific: A Brief Historical Survey

Published: January 1, 2006

 MSM & TG Responding to HIV in Asia & the Pacific: A Brief Historical Survey   Dédé Oetomo from the GAYa NUSANTARA Foundation presents a brief history of the struggle to bring in sessions on MSM and TG individuals in various regions in the Asia and Pacific at the International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP).   …

Diagnostic and clinical implications of anorectal lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men: a retrospective case-control study.

Published: January 1, 2006

Abstract BACKGROUND: Recently, outbreaks of anorectal lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) have occurred among men who have sex with men (MSM). This study identifies risk factors and clinical predictors of LGV to determine the implications for clinical practice. METHODS: The Chlamydia trachomatis serovars for all MSM who had anorectal chlamydia diagnosed at a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in …

The Yogyakarta Principles: Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Published: January 1, 2006

In 2006, in response to well-documented patterns of abuse, a distinguished group of international human rights experts met in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to outline a set of international principles relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. The result was the Yogyakarta Principles: a universal guide to human rights which affirm binding international legal standards with which all States must comply. They …

Report: UNAIDS and WHO Consultation on Progress in Prevention and Care in the Context of the

Published: December 12, 2005

Report: UNAIDS and WHO Consultation on Progress in Prevention and Care in the Context of the “3 by 5 Initiative” and the Perspective of Universal Access in the Western Pacific Region CONTENTS SUMMARY 1. INTRODUCTION ………………………………………………………………… 1      1.1 Objectives …………………………………………………………………..  1      1.2 Participants and resource persons ……………………………………………    1      1.3 Organization of the meeting ………………………………………………….    2      1.4 …

Tuberculosis and HIV in the Caribbean: approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis.

Published: December 1, 2005

Tuberculosis and HIV in the Caribbean: approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis. Abstract In the Caribbean region, the lifetime risk of active tuberculosis (TB) in purified protein derivative (PPD)-positive HIV-infected patients is 50%. Screening of individuals with cough who came to an HIV voluntary counseling and testing center in Haiti revealed active TB in 33% of patients. TB prophylaxis is …

GENDER and HIV/AIDS in the ASIA and PACIFIC REGION

Published: December 1, 2005

GENDER and HIV/AIDS in the ASIA and PACIFIC REGION CONTENTS Page I. Introduction    3 II.    Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region    3      A.    Greater Mekong Sub-region    5      B.    Pacific Islands    7 III. Factors fueling the HIV/AIDS pandemic    10      1. Poverty    11      2.    Gender discrimination    12      3.    Violence against Women    14      4.    Substance abuse    16      …

HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region: A Multi-Organization Review – Final Report

Published: November 1, 2005

HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region: A Multi-Organization Review – Final Report TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY    1 I. INTRODUCTION    2 II. THE CONTEXT    4 III. THE NATIONAL RESPONSE    8      The General Response    8      Six Overarching Issues    8            (a) Strategic Balance    9            (b) Monitoring and Evaluation    10            (c) Stigma and Discrimination    10            (d) Implementation Arrangements …