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The Price of Ignoring the Sexuality of Kenya's HIV Positive Youth

“The problem is in the transition into adolescence and teenage years. You are dealing with young people who are at an age where they don’t communicate well. The needs of HIV positive teenagers are real and they are ignored just the same way the sexual and reproductive health needs of teens in general are ignored,” an activist said.

Published
03 December 2012
From
Inter Press Service
UGANDA: Profiles of infidelity, HIV vulnerability

Married or cohabiting couples are at a higher risk of HIV infection in Uganda than their single counterparts, with some studies finding that as many as 65 percent of new infections occur in long-term relationships. The prevailing culture, a hybrid of traditional mores and more modern, western values, accepts - even expects - men, and increasingly women, to have a "side dish" - a euphemism for a sexual affair.

Published
30 November 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
Uganda: Born with HIV, they have healthy babies

Mukasa and Gloria were born with HIV and they used to get counselling at the same place. Eventually, they became friends and later fell in love. The couple has been living positively and they have been blessed with two children – both of them HIV-negative.

Published
26 November 2012
From
New Vision
Is romance dead on the gay scene?

Hook ups/one night stands/quick shags/fuck buddies, whatever you want to call them, seem to be more common, especially on the gay scene. But it is simplistic to say romance is dead and gay/bi men are only interested in random hook ups. Actually there are a whole range of positions in relation to romance and sex, and understandings of each of these within the gay scene.

Published
15 November 2012
From
GMI Partnership
“Abstinence doesn’t work, so use condoms”: Critical responses to Christian youth sexualities and HIV prevention in Africa

For many Christian youth, pre-marital abstinence is not an action one performs or a “behavior”, but is an integral part of one’s identity as a Christian. A critical first step towards developing an appropriate HIV prevention response for sexually-abstinent youth therefore, is one that takes into account the fact that pre-marital sexual abstinence is, for some young people, deeply embedded into their sense of self.

Published
02 October 2012
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Somatosphere
SOUTH AFRICA: The (re)making of men

Manhood might be hard to define but South African media make it even harder, according to editors of a new book, who argue that negative coverage of men is doing more harm than good, especially when it comes to HIV. Now they are looking to rewrite masculinity in a country that ranks among the most gender inequitable in the world.

Published
11 September 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
Dating And Fear In The Age Of HIV: 'I'd Like To Sleep With You -- And I'm HIV-Positive'

The dearth of proud, openly positive gay people online in most cities is a lost opportunity for all of us. More open disclosure can lead toward better, more informed, and safer sex. It would also go far toward removing some of the shame we have toward the disease.

Published
11 September 2012
From
Huffington Post
India: Bill to make HIV tests mandatory before marriage under consideration

The debate on making HIV tests mandatory before marriage has been rekindled. The state women and child development department is actively considering the move.

Published
05 September 2012
From
Times of India
Please Don't Infect Me, I'm Sorry

I've turned down guys who are open about their positive status. I had it drilled into me that this was a disease to stay far, far away from. I also know better than to sleep with someone who announces himself as HIV positive. Or knew. Now I'm not exactly sure what to think.

Published
23 August 2012
From
Gawker
"I have something to tell you.I'm HIV positive"

After telling his partner he was positive, Richard says he felt like he was starting his relationship again.

Published
06 July 2012
From
Same Same

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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