Anti-Gay Laws May Prevent Ending Aids In Zim By 2015

Jeffery Moyo
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Despite a mandate to eradicate HIV/AIDS under the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Zimbabwe has done little or nothing to reduce the rate of infection among vulnerable gays and lesbians, say activists here.

The MDGs are eight goals agreed to by all UN member states and all leading international development institutions to be achieved by the target date of 2015.

These goals range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education.?Gays and lesbians activists here say more needs to be done because population groups such as men who have sex with men and transgender people remain at the periphery of the country’s intervention strategies.

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