Bonela Calls for More Same-Sex Information in AIDS Campaigns

Published: June 10, 2010

Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) has requested that more HIV information about same sex relationships be incorporated in the general HIV interventions. Coordinator of BONELA Prevention Research and Initiative for Sexual Minorities (PRISM).

Felistus Motimedi (pictured) told the National AIDS Council last week that during a study BONELA conducted in 2008, it was discovered that there are men who are not necessarily gay, but have sex with other men. The study was meant to improve the understanding of HIV prevention, sexual behaviour and uptake of prevention services. Motimedi said that for some men, having sex with other men is not sexual orientation but a new behaviour pattern. Hence the need for new interventions on the prevention and treatment of HIV and related illnesses.

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