Category Archives: Namibia

  1. New Light Shed on Male Sex Work

    Via PlusNews. Commercial sex work, dominated by a focus on women, could be redefined as new research launched today in Nairobi, Kenya, sheds light on the complicated HIV prevention needs of what may be Africa’s most deeply underground group at high risk of HIV – male sex workers. The report co-authored by the United Nations Development Programme Read More >>

    anal sex, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, MSM, Namibia, prevention, sex work, South Africa, SWEAT, Uganda, UNDP, Zimbabwe
  2. Namibia: HIV Keeps Locals Out of Foreign Universities

    Via allAfrica.com, by Jana-Mari Smith Banning HIV-positive Namibians from obtaining overseas scholarships is discriminatory, unconstitutional and a human rights violation. These, and other concerns, were raised by the AIDS Law Unit at the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) in a press statement yesterday. The statement referred to recent newspaper advertisements by the Ministry of Education offering international scholarships, Read More >>

    Africa, China, Cuba, discrimination, education, HIV/AIDS, human rights, Namibia
  3. Stigma, Health Care Access, and HIV Knowledge Among MSM in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana.

     AIDS Behav. 2010 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] Fay H, Baral SD, Trapence G, Motimedi F, Umar E, Iipinge S, Dausab F, Wirtz A, Beyrer C. Abstract Same-sex practices are stigmatized in much of sub-Saharan Africa. Cross-sectional relationships between discrimination, access to and use of health care services, and HIV knowledge among men who have sex Read More >>

    Botswana, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, Malawi, MSM, Namibia
  4. AVAC helps us understand male circumcision, and its impact on women

    from AVAC  It has been roughly four years since randomized controlled trials of medical male circumcision in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda showed that medical male circumcision is safe and reduces men’s risk of HIV infection during vaginal sex by about 60 percent. The advent of this new biomedical strategy has prompted a range of implementation efforts Read More >>

    AVAC, circumcision, IAS, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda
  5. HIV Prevalence, Risks for HIV Infection, and Human Rights among MSM in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana

    In the generalized epidemics of HIV in southern Sub-Saharan Africa, men who have sex with men have been largely excluded from HIV surveillance and research. Epidemiologic data for MSM in southern Africa are among the sparsest globally, and HIV risk among these men has yet to be characterized in the majority of countries. via PLoS ONE, by: Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, Botswana, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, Malawi, MSM, Namibia, stigma