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UGANDA: New LGBTI clinic faces fierce government criticism

Gay rights activists have opened Uganda's first clinic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the capital, Kampala, where it will provide testing, counselling and treatment for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

11 July 2012
IRIN Plus News
HIV Status Linked With Anti-LGBT Violence

2011 saw an increase in the severity of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) communities—in fact, the year marked the highest number of hate violence murders ever recorded, according to an annual report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).

06 June 2012
Poz magazine news
Transgender persons are “Lost in Transition” on Human Rights and HIV Responses -- report

A lack of targeted research on transgender persons in Asia and the Pacific is significantly hindering their access to health services and blocking effective responses to HIV, says a groundbreaking study released here today to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

17 May 2012
UNDP press release
Why are so many abstracts being rejected at the International AIDS Conference?

The Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV (MSMGF) has brought to light a phenomenon that is already common knowledge: the high rejection rate of abstracts on issues and programs aimed at gay men and men who have sex with men for the International AIDS Conference, reports Javier Hourcade Bellocq.

04 May 2012
Corresponales Clave
Hijras: The Most Visible of India’s Invisible Class

India’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has been thrust into the spotlight lately due to the Supreme Court’s ongoing case regarding the decriminalization of homosexuality.Hijras are somewhat unaccustomed to this scrutiny.

28 March 2012
Wall Street Journal
Trans activism in South America

Peruvian human rights activist Taki Robles is late for our meeting in the Lima suburb of Miraflores. I chalk it up to Lima’s formidable rush hour, which lasts until well past sundown, but as I learn later, that’s not the case.

18 November 2011
AIDS stalks gay and transgender Indians - AFP

AFPAIDS stalks gay and transgender IndiansAFPNEW DELHI — India's success in slashing HIV/AIDS infection rates by 50 percent in the last decade masks a high rate of infection among homosexual and transgender people, experts say. This anomaly was highlighted last month by the country's Health ...Message hits home as gay-sex HIV cases fallThe StandardBrazilian Doctor is Warned About HIV Needles Used to Protect HomeSan Diego 6New HIV Rapid Testing Comes to RIGoLocalProvChina Daily -Medical Marketing and Media -Baguio Midland Courierall 25 news articles »

24 August 2011
Concerns about efficacy, cost and side-effects possible barriers to PrEP uptake in groups with high HIV risk

Concerns about cost, efficacy, and side-effects are possible barriers to the acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in key at-risk groups, a study conducted in Peru and published

13 June 2011
Michael Carter
Study examines sexual communication in transgender community

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that talking about safer sex is a complicated process for individuals in the transgender community. The finding may help efforts to promote safer sex practices in a community facing high HIV rates.

02 June 2011
Eurekalert HIV
Stigma and Violence against Gay Men and Transgender People Cited as Major Barrier to HIV Prevention and Treatment

A new collection of in-depth interviews with men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people around the world indicates that stigma and discrimination play a central role in blocking access to life-saving HIV prevention and treatment services.

09 December 2010
Global Forum on MSM & HIV

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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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