Category Archives: minority

  1. Treatment outcomes among different ethnic groups similar for UK gay men

    via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter HIV treatment outcomes among gay men in the UK are similar across ethnic groups, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study showed that gay men from black and minority ethnic (BME) populations were approximately 17% less likely to initiate antiretroviral therapy than white Read More >>

    gay black men, gay men, minority, MSM, prevalence, Treatment, UK
  2. Is Homophobia a Factor in the HIV Racial Gap?

    from Reuters, by Amy Norton Among gay men in the United States, blacks are more likely than whites to believe that homosexuality is “wrong” – and these feelings might be contributing to the black men’s higher risk of HIV infection, researchers suggest. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006 African-Americans accounted for nearly Read More >>

    gay black men, HIV transmission, homophobia, homosexuality, minority
  3. Strategies and ethical considerations for the recruitment of young men who have sex with men: challenges of a vaccination trial in Mexico

    Via PubMed.gov by Gutiérrez-Luna A, Angeles-Llerenas A, Wirtz VJ, Del Río AA, Zamilpa-Mejía L, Aranda-Flores C, Viramontes JL, Lazcano-Ponce E. BACKGROUND:The importance of recruiting and retaining study participants from minority groups is well recognized; however, there are no established rules for recruitment as its success depends on the setting and population. PURPOSE: To describe and analyze recruitment Read More >>

    clinical trials, HPV, Mexico, minority, MSM
  4. UN human rights head decries “perpetuation of prejudice”

    In a valedictory speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council today, Louise Arbour has challenged the continued oppression of women and sexual minorities. She is to step down later this month as the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights. “A failure to understand or accommodate diversity has inevitably led to an erosion of the rights of Read More >>

    human rights, minority, sexual identity, United Nations