Category Archives: healthcare

  1. Survey reveals gaps in HIV programming for MSM

    Via PlusNews. A new global survey of more than 5,000 men who have sex with men (MSM) reveals a marginalized group of people with little access to basic HIV prevention tools such as condoms and few means to learn about HIV. Conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV between 24 June and 17 August 2010, Read More >>

    counseling, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, healthcare, HIV, homophobia, lubricant, MSM, prevention, STD, STI, stigma
  2. WHO Urges India to Address Medical Needs of Gay Men, Transgenders

    Via The Hindu. India must make an “extra effort” in addressing the medical needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people affected by HIV and sexually-transmitted infections, a top WHO official said on Tuesday. “Though India has addressed the HIV problem among MSM and transgender people, it has to make an extra effort Read More >>

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  3. KENYA: Rural MSM Too Afraid to Access HIV Health Services

    Via PlusNews. Discriminatory laws and a largely homophobic society mean that men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kenya generally find it difficult to access HIV-related information and health services, but rural MSM have an especially hard time. When Kibet Kipsowen*, 30, a cattle keeper in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province, and his partner have sex, they Read More >>

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  4. Vietnam: Gay rights group tackles insensitive medical care

    Doctors believed, for example, that becoming a homosexual was a fashion statement. They teased gay patients, and criticised anal sex despite training on gay issues, the survey revealed. via VietNamNet Nguyen Thanh Trung (not his real name), a gay man who lives in Ha Noi, was very upset by the way doctors discriminated against him when he Read More >>

    anal health, anal sex, discrimination, gay men, healthcare, homophobia, MSM, stigma, Vietnam
  5. Kenya: Testing the Integration of HIV and public healthcare

    Via PlusNews HIV could lose its “special status” in Kenya’s health system if a new pilot programme integrating HIV care and public healthcare proves successful. Traditionally, public hospitals in Kenya have a “comprehensive care clinic” (CCC) dedicated to people living with HIV; under the new system, these would no longer exist. For more than six months, the Ministry Read More >>

    Africa, antiretroviral therapy, healthcare, HIV, Kenya, Medicine, stigma