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. …

Characteristics of men having sex with men (MSM) being HIV diagnosed at gay men's health clinic (Venhalsan), Soder Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Published: July 11, 2004

Characteristics of men having sex with men (MSM) being HIV diagnosed at gay men’s health clinic (Venhalsan), Soder Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden   Abstract: Background: Venhalsan is an outpatient clinic for MSM. In addition to providing HIV-positive MSM medical and psychosocial care, the clinic offers STI screening and pre- and post- HIV counseling and testing. Method: Medical and contact tracing files …

Prevention of HIV in the MSM, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community in Fiji.

Published: July 11, 2004

Prevention of HIV in the MSM, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community in Fiji. Social isolation is a situation common to many people who experience same sex attractions. This isolation is often fueled by a sense of insecurity about the reaction of others, such as the church community or family members, to discovery. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identifying young …

Outcast heroes: the story of gay Muslims

Published: May 24, 2004

Outcast heroes: the story of gay Muslims Ali Orhan is laughing. We’re sitting in the caff in the Docklands Asda – no expenses spared here at Attitude! – and he is chuckling the most terrible, melancholic chuckle I have ever heard. He is describing a day eighteen years ago when he picked up his parents at Heathrow airport. He was …

HIV transmission risk through anal intercourse: systematic review, meta-analysis and implications for HIV prevention

Published: April 20, 2004

HIV transmission risk through anal intercourse: systematic review, meta-analysis and implications for HIV prevention Background The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infectiousness  of anal intercourse (AI) has not been systematically reviewed,  despite its role driving HIV epidemics among men who have sex  with men (MSM) and its potential contribution to heterosexual  spread. We assessed the per-act and per-partner HIV transmission  risk …