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 …

Conspicuous by their absence? Men who have sex with men (msm) in developing countries: Implications for HIV prevention

Published: December 25, 1998

Abstract Men who have sex with men remain conspicuously absent from the HIV policy and programme agendas of the majority of developing countries despite efforts by activists and community groups to draw attention to their existence and needs. This paper charts the existence of male to male sex across much of central and south America, Africa and Asia and describes …

HIV Prevention in the Pacific – A Technical Assistance & Training Workshop

Published: August 20, 1998

HIV Prevention in the Pacific – A Technical Assistance & Training Workshop TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary    3 Preparation & Planning for the TAT Workshop    6 Participant List    6 Workshop Agenda    8 Background Information about the Pacific Jurisdictions    10 Workshop Highlights 11 Conclusions & Recommendations 20 Workshop Evaluation 21 -Full text of report is available at link below-