World AIDS Day, December 1st 2014

Published: December 3, 2014

ERASING 76 CRIMES
Denis LeBlanc
Original Article:  bit.ly/12gtD62

MSM in Sub-Saharan Africa… 30 out of 48 countries in the sub-Saharan region criminalize same sex sexual acts – thus severely impacting the ability of gays and other MSM to access health-care services, the ability of clinics to offer services tailored to the needs of gays and MSM, and the ability of gays and MSM to participate openly in national planning processes that dictate funding and programs… gays and MSM must be fully involved in the AIDS response. When treated fairly and equally and when freely able to access health services, they can drive HIV incidence downwards. 

Full text of article available at link below:  bit.ly/12gtD62
 

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