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  • Promiscuous Gay Nerd: A Competent, Inclusive Health Department is a Right, Not a Privilege

    The health department is not the police. They are not the church. Their role is to prevent illness and monitor ongoing epidemics. Sexually active people, gay or straight, in all parts of the country, should be able to go to the health department and be treated like human beings with legitimate sexual practices and health needs—that’s a right, not a privilege.

    28 March 2014 | BETA blog
  • Why Africa is the most homophobic continent

    As Uganda's president remains on the brink of ratifying savage new anti-gay laws, our Africa Correspondent reports on a continent at war with itself

    23 February 2014 | The Observer
  • Uganda's Yoweri Museveni puts anti-gay legislation on hold

    Yoweri Museveni challenges US scientists to advise on whether homosexuality is caused by nature or nurture

    23 February 2014 | The Observer
  • Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Law Will Come at a Serious Cost

    Uganda’s pending Anti-Homosexuality bill violates the country’s human rights obligations and is a barrier to advancing critical public health goals.Uganda’s international donor partners should clearly and publicly specify the consequences for relations with Uganda if the Anti-Homosexuality bill becomes law.

    21 February 2014 | Human Rights Watch LGBT
  • HIV-Positive Nurse Tried by Media

    Uganda’s first court case dealing with criminalization of HIV transmission could have far-reaching consequences. Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse, stands accused of exposing a child to HIV during the course of administering an injection. The incident incited a media firestorm, leading to Namubiru’s arrest and trumped-up charges of attempted murder.

    12 February 2014 | AIDS Free World
  • HIV Denialists Testify at Criminal Trial of Georgia Man

    Two medical professionals testified in court that a Georgia man accused of knowingly exposing women to HIV could not be found guilty because no test can prove conclusively that he—or anyone—has HIV. One suggested that the defendant's use of crack cocaine could have caused his HIV diagnosis.

    30 January 2014 | Poz magazine news
  • Nigeria: Anti-Same Sex Marriage Act 2013 Not Problem to HIV Treatment - NACA

    Director General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. John Idoko, says no provision of the Anti-Same Sex Marriage Act will deny anybody access to HIV treatment.

    28 January 2014 | AllAfrica
  • UNAIDS and the Global Fund express deep concern about the impact of a new law affecting the AIDS response and human rights of LGBT people in Nigeria

    The new law further criminalizes LGBT people, organizations and activities. The law states, “A person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organisation, or directly or indirectly makes public show of same sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offence and is liable to conviction to a term of 10 years imprisonment.”

    14 January 2014 | UNAIDS
  • Burma: Push to decriminalize sex work, but stigma remains

    Despite a decreasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers, health workers say the stigma associated with prostitution and the harsh laws against it are undermining sex workers’ access to HIV-related services.

    14 January 2014 | IRIN
  • New law a setback for Uganda’s HIV response

    A draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by Uganda's parliament will deliver a major blow to the response to HIV/AIDS if it is enacted by President Yoweri Museveni, activists have warned.

    24 December 2013 | IRIN Plus News
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