The Situation of HIV/AIDS in the MSM Milieu in Africa: Rights, Prevention Services and the Exclusion from Health Programmes in Cameroon and Kenya (GV Panel Discussion)

Published: July 20, 2010

The Situation of HIV/AIDS in the MSM Milieu in Africa: Rights, Prevention Services and the Exclusion from Health Programmes in Cameroon and Kenya     
   
Type:     GV Panel Discussion    
Location:     GVSR 1
Schedule:     18:30 – 20:00, 20.07.2010
Code:     TUGS04
Chair:     Gloria Gakii, Kenya

Fifteen percent of new HIV infections in Kenya occur among men who have sex with men (MSM). Fear of seeking information and medical services due to stigma and anti-gay discrimination drives the spread of HIV among gay Kenyans and men who have sex with men. Cameroon has the same situation. Homosexuality is condemned by society in both countries and smiliar to most other African countries except South Africa. This session will present statistics on HIV prevalence among the MSM milieu in Cameroon and Kenya. The session will look at issues of transmission; the challenges MSM face in accessing treatment and support; the level of knowledge MSM have about the pandemic; the situation in the field regarding the law and health programmes; and finally what can be done to ensure quality care and support for positive MSM. The session will also examine advocacy issues concerning MSM in Cameroon and Kenya.

Presentations in this session:

18:30  Introduction, Presented by Gloria Gakii, Kenya
(Powerpoint presentation unavailable as of 7-Sept-2010)

18:40  The situation of HIV/AIDS in the MSM milieu in Cameroon (rights and care taking)
Presented by Jules Charles Eloundou Atamba, Cameroon
(Powerpoint presentation unavailable as of 7-Sept-2010)
 

18:55 Human rights violations, discrimination and homophobia in Kenya: the experience of an HIV positive Kenyan sex worker and the work of the community-based support service HOYMAS
Presented by John Mathenge, Kenya
Powerpoint Slides

19:25  Being gay, young and HIV positive in Africa.
(Powerpoint presentation unavailable as of 7-Sept-2010)

19:40  Questions from the public and conclusion, Presented by Gloria Gakii, Kenya
 

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