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 …

What ever happened to ritualized homosexuality? Modern sexual subjects in Melanesia and elsewhere.

Published: January 1, 2003

What ever happened to ritualized homosexuality? Modern sexual subjects in Melanesia and elsewhere. Abstract In this paper, I examine the legacy of ritualized homosexuality as a behavioral practice and as an analytic category of research in Melanesia since the early 1980s. A case study of striking change among the Gebusi of Papua New Guinea suggests that ritualized homosexuality and insemination …

HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support: Stories From the Community

Published: January 1, 2003

HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support: Stories From the Community Contents     MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (MSM) ……………………………………………… 27                The boy next door: Preventing HIV/AIDS among Japanese MSM (OCCUR, Japan) …… 28                Reaching out: Connecting to Chinese MSM (Chi Heng Foundation, China) ………………… 33   -Full …

Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities

Published: January 1, 2003

Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities "European literary, artistic, and anthropological representation has long viewed the Pacific as the site of heterosexual pleasures. The received wisdom of these accounts is based on the idea of female bodies unrestrained by civilization. In a revisionist history of the Pacific zone and some of its preeminent Western imaginists, Lee Wallace suggests that the …

MSM project: a challenge to STI/HIV/AIDS.

Published: July 1, 2002

MSM project: a challenge to STI/HIV/AIDS. BACKGROUND: Sex transmited infections are at present as the reasons of morbility inside the national epidemiological situation; they affect mainly the MSM population (Men who have Sex whit men) who are from 15 to 24 years old. Directly most of the cases diagnosed as persons living with HIV/AIDS is inside this group. OBJECTIVE: To …

Interactive CD-ROM: A strategy design toolbox for Latin American NGOs to prevent HIV-AIDS in MSM population – Lambda project.

Published: July 1, 2002

Interactive CD-ROM: A strategy design toolbox for Latin American NGOs to prevent HIV-AIDS in MSM population – Lambda project. ISSUES: Since 1994 the LCLCS has implemented a successful project in the design of strategies to prevent HIV-AIDS in the Colombian MSM community, including the sensibilization of the health team towards persons living with the virus. It included a CDROM, that …

Understanding HIV-Related Stigma and Resulting Discrimination in Sub-Saharan Africa (pdf)

Published: June 1, 2002

Understanding HIV-Related Stigma and Resulting Discrimination in Sub-Saharan Africa This research update is based on preliminary analysis of data collected from the African sites since the data collection began in August 2001. Researchers have collected data from three community sites in three countries (see box on page two), as well as from several supplementary studies. Although analysis of the data …

Of Men and Gods

Published: January 1, 2002

Of Men and Gods A frank look at a largely unexplored area, Of Men And Gods examines the daily existence of several Haitian men who are openly gay. Prevalent, yet still taboo, homosexuality and gay culture are allowed to flourish within the context of Haiti’s Vodou religion. As "children of the gods," the men find an explanation for homosexuality as …

Homophobia widespread within UK African communities

Published: January 1, 2002

Hostility towards gay men and women within African communities in the UK is on the increase, according to Mambo, the healthier lifestyle magazine for Africans.   Mambo is published by HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust and the new edition reveals what it is like to be gay in UK African communities, where people can experience a life …

Being High and Taking Sexual Risks: Findings from a Multisite Survey of Urban Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: January 1, 2002

Adolescent and young adult males who have sex with men (MSM) remain at high risk of HIV infection. Many sexual risk factors have been identified, yet the role of substance use remains controversial. We assess the extent to which urban young MSM report being "high" on drugs or alcohol during sex and the association between being "high" and unprotected anal …

Holy Hatred

Published: October 1, 2000

Holy Hatred Penalties for homosexuality are most extreme in Muslim countries. Anissa Hélie looks at what’s behind the current drive to control sexuality. I was born and raised in Algiers, of a French father and an Algerian mother. Having access to both cultures made me realize early on that racism as well as sexism were all-pervasive on both sides of …