Category Archives: prison

  1. Homophobia, Stigma and HIV in Jamaican Prisons

    From Culture, Health and Sexuality, by Andrinopoulos, Figueroa, Derrigan and Ellen From the Abstract: Success in addressing HIV and AIDS among men who have sex with men, a key population in the global epidemic, is impeded by homophobia. Homophobia as a barrier to HIV prevention and AIDS treatment is a particularly acute problem in the prison setting. Read More >>

    homophobia, Jamaica, prison, stigma
  2. Prisoners To Get Condoms in Zimbabwe?

    From NewsDay, by Owen Gagare Inmates in Zimbabwe’s filthy prisons could soon be receiving condoms while in incarceration to prevent the spread of HIV, NewsDay has established. According to proposals by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and World Health Organisation (WHO), prisoners could soon benefit from initiatives to curb the spread of the deadly scourge. Read More >>

    Africa, condoms, HIV transmission, homosexuality, prison, Zimbabwe
  3. L.A. County sheriff considers expanding condom distribution in jail

    via Los Angeles Times, by Ari B. Bloomekatz Inmates call Ron Osorio “West Hollywood” because the words are printed on the cream-colored cloth bag he carries inside Men’s Central Jail each Friday. The bag is filled with 300 Lifestyle condoms. Osorio, who works for the nonprofit Center for Health Justice, has been visiting the jail almost weekly Read More >>

    condoms, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, Los Angeles, MSM, prison
  4. Uganda: Prisons Chief – Sodomy is My Biggest Headache

    [a truly frightening, hateful article] The Uganda Prisons chief is warning that homosexual behaviour, an indigenously vile and illicit act, is growing among prisoners, heightening the risk of faster HIV/Aids spread at confinement facilities countrywide. In an exclusive interview on Thursday, Dr Johnson Byabashaija, the commissioner general of Uganda Prisons, attributed the upsurge in the vice to Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, prison, Uganda