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 …

Reasons for stimulant use among Latino gay men in San Francisco: a comparison between methamphetamine and cocaine users

Published: March 1, 2005

Reasons for stimulant use among Latino gay men in San Francisco: a comparison between methamphetamine and cocaine users Abstract The literature on drug-using gay men has documented a strong relationship between methamphetamine (MA) use and high-risk sexual practices. Of particular concern is that MA use is associated with powerful sexual effects that may facilitate the transmission of HIV. As a …

Summary Report: Rapid situation analysis of men who have sex with men in the Maghreb and Lebanon

Published: January 1, 2005

Summary Report: Rapid situation analysis of men who have sex with men in the Maghreb and Lebanon This document presents the results of a rapid situation analysis conducted in 2003 and 2004 by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) amongst men who have sex with men (MSM)1 in three countries of North Africa – Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. More informal …

Summary Report Rapid situation analysis of men who have sex with men in the Maghreb and Lebanon

Published: January 1, 2005

Summary Report Rapid situation analysis of men who have sex with men in the Maghreb and Lebanon Introduction This document presents the results of a rapid situation analysis conducted in 2003 and 2004 by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) amongst men who have sex with men (MSM)1 in three countries of North Africa – Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. More …

Tajikistan: Gay rights face uphill struggle

Published: July 21, 2004

Tajikistan: Gay rights face uphill struggle DUSHANBE, 21 July 2004 (IRIN) – Efforts to advocate the rights of the gay community in Tajikistan, including HIV/AIDS awareness, face an uphill battle given traditional Islamic values and a general intolerance towards homosexuality. "Tajikistan is a conservative Muslim country. Such subjects are not easily spoken about," Kiromiddin Gulov, coordinator for the local NGO, …

Risky behaviors for HIV/AIDS infection among a sample of homosexuals in Cairo city, Egypt

Published: July 16, 2004

Risky behaviors for HIV/AIDS infection among a sample of homosexuals in Cairo city, Egypt Abstract Background: young children and adults were considered among high risk groups for HIV infection due to sexual relations including homosexuality. Methodology: with the help of well trained 2 male homosexual volunteers a sample of male homosexuals were interviewed for studying their risky behaviors for HIV/AIDS. …