Category Archives: Botswana

  1. 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
  2. HIV Treatment for Refugees, but for How Long?

    Via PlusNews Until just over a year ago, people living in Dukwi, a remote refugee camp about 200km from Francistown, Botswana’s second city, were burying other residents who had died from AIDS-related illnesses at the rate of about five a month. Botswana was the first country in southern Africa to roll out an antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme, Read More >>

    ARV, Botswana, Treatment
  3. BONELA calls for more same-sex information in AIDS campaigns (Botswana)

    via Mmegi Online 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, Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, Botswana, gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, lubricant, MSM
  4. 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
  5. Increased visibility: more light shed on MSM in Africa and India

    via Aidsmap The majority of men who have sex with men (MSM) in three different African countries and in Tamil Nadu State in India also have sex with women, according to two presentations and a poster at the CROI Conference in Montreal. In Tamil Nadu, HIV prevalence is substantially higher in MSM than the general population and Read More >>

    Africa, Botswana, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, India, LGBT rights, Malawi, MSM, Nigeria, stigma