Category Archives: MARPs

  1. Battling on Behalf of Gay, Lesbians and Other Sexual Minorities: A Frontline Experience from Uganda

    by Anonymous (an IRMA member from Uganda) Are you aware you are abetting “homosexuality” in Uganda? Our grass-root takes us among “most at risk populations”-MARPs. The day dawned normally as a carry-over from the previous weekend spent visiting 7 scheduled gay men living with HIV. Come 8th March 2012 and another anonymous phone call. This time a Read More >>

    Africa, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, homophobia, IRMA, LGBT rights, MARPs, MSM, Uganda
  2. Appropriate Health Services Needed for Men Who Have Sex With Men in South Africa

    via, by Rebe K, De Swardt G, Struthers H, McIntyre JA Until fairly recently, the healthcare needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) have been under-researched and under-resourced in South Africa.1 This has occurred despite emerging local evidence confirming high rates of HIV among this most at risk or key population (MARP). Notwithstanding inclusion Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, criminalization, HIV, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, MARPs, MSM, South Africa, STI
  3. USAID Technical Brief: Human Rights Considerations in Addressing HIV Among MSM

    via USAID, by AIDSTAR-One Project Just as I was very proud to say the obvious more than 15 years ago in Beijing—that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights—let me say today that human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights.   –Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State (U.S. Department Read More >>

    gay men, HIV, MARPs, MSM, risk, USAID
  4. Meet Thomas Muyunga: Another New Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate!

    “When one goes to fish, they go to the water body for fish. With the net one catches all sorts of fish and other debris. Sorting out the fish from debris is part of fishing. Same applies to HIV work. Talk about HIV, engage in activities around mobilising beneficiaries and challenge them to participate fully- make it Read More >>

    Africa, IRMA, MARPs, Microbicides, sub-saharan Africa, Uganda
  5. Launch of online MSM sensitivity training for Africa

    Today marks the launch of the launch of the MARPS Africa website This facility provides online training for health care workers, advocates and researchers in Africa around issues affecting key populations. Currently, a MSM sensitivity training course is available. This course was developed by the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in collaboration with Wellcome-KEMRI Kilifi and other international Read More >>

    Africa, MARPs, MSM