Category Archives: Cameroon

  1. Chimp to Man to History Books: The Path of AIDS

    via The New York Times, by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. Our story begins sometime close to 1921, somewhere between the Sanaga River in Cameroon and the Congo River in the former Belgian Congo. It involves chimps and monkeys, hunters and butchers, “free women” and prostitutes, syringes and plasma-sellers, evil colonial lawmakers and decent colonial doctors with the Read More >>

    Africa, Cameroon, history, HIV transmission, United States
  2. LGBT Africans Face Blackmail and Extortion on a Regular Basis

    via International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Antiquated laws against same-sex sexual activity as well as deeply ingrained social stigma result in the all-too-frequent targeting of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Africa for blackmail and extortion, said the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) in a report launched today. The report, Read More >>

    Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, homophobia, homosexuality, LGBT rights, Malawi, Nigeria, stigma, Zimbabwe
  3. Gay Asylum Seekers from Iran and Cameroon Win Appeal

    Via BBC Two gay men who said they faced persecution in their home countries have the right to asylum in the UK, the Supreme Court has ruled. The panel of judges said it had agreed “unanimously” to allow the appeals from the men, from Cameroon and Iran. They had earlier been refused asylum on the grounds they Read More >>

    Cameroon, criminalization, gay men, homophobia, human rights, Iran, LGBT rights, UK
  4. Factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Douala, Cameroun

    Sex Transm Infect. 2009 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print] Henry E, Marcellin F, Yomb Y, Fugon L, Nemande S, Gueboguo C, Larmarange J, Trenado E, Eboko F, Spire B. Coalition Plus, Pantin, France. OBJECTIVES: Research on men who have sex with men (MSM) in Sub-Saharan Africa was neglected for a long time. The objective of our Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, Cameroon, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM
  5. New HIV strain discovered

    A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African country of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas, researchers report in Monday’s edition of the journal Read More >>

    Cameroon, HIV strain, Nature Medicine
  6. Can HIV Infection Be Prevented with a Once-Daily Pill?

    (The following article is included in the World AIDS Day issue of Scientific American, along with articles on circumcision and microbicides.) Once the bane of global activists and politicians in developing nations, pre-exposure HIV preventatives are being tested in AIDS-stricken Africa By Nicole ItanoJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—Nearly four years after political pressure shut down two trials that would Read More >>

    Africa, ARV, Cambodia, Cameroon, circumcision, gay men, PrEP, research, South Africa