Category Archives: Egypt

  1. Narrow Window To Avert HIV Epidemics Among MSM in Middle East and North Africa

    Via AIDSMap, by Michael Carter. HIV epidemics are emerging among men who have sex with men (MSM) in a number of Middle Eastern and North African countries, an international team of investigators report in the online journal PLoSMedicine. Prevalence of HIV was as high as 28% among some populations of MSM in Pakistan, and in 2008 over Read More >>

    discrimination, Egypt, HIV, LGBT rights, Middle East, MSM, Northern Africa, Pakistan, prevalence, risk, sexual behavior
  2. Being Gay in Egypt: ‘Some of my best friends do not know me’

    via OUT Impact, by Theodora Birch “Denying who you are leads to acceptance.” In Egypt, laws on public morality are severe – homosexuality is seldom openly acknowledged. Whilst being gay is not technically illegal it is unacceptable in Egypt, it is frowned upon socially, culturally, religiously and politically. Gay people are vilified by the press and the Read More >>

    Egypt, gay men, homophobia, MSM, stigma