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Survey: Africans are generally very tolerant, but just not of gay people

Despite having the most progressive laws on the continent, South Africa has been named only the second most tolerant African country when it comes to homosexuality. A massive survey released by Afrobarometer has revealed that Cape Verde takes the honour, with 75% of its people liking or not minding having homosexual neighbours. It found that Africans generally express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) – with the major exception of homosexuals.

Published
02 March 2016
From
Mamba Online
HIV Mystery: Solved?

 Anyone who was following the HIV epidemic in 2001 found the news shocking: a massive study of young gay men in the United States found that a whopping 32 percent of those who were black had HIV. Why, after some 15 years of widespread campaigns in gay communities urging condom use, was the HIV rate among black men so staggeringly high—and still rising? Today, many researchers have shifted their attention to PrEP, a breakthrough that, they hope, will simplify things considerably.  But the effort to turn PrEP’s promise into a reality is providing insight that is valuable beyond HIV. The long, failing attempt to crack the riddle of black gay men’s higher HIV rate is a cautionary tale for any public-health system operating in a world with endemic inequity.

Published
01 March 2016
From
The Nation
Africans tolerant on religion, ethnicity, nationality, and HIV, but not homosexuality, survey finds

The latest Afrobarometer survey revealed that contrary to common portrayals, Africans express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS. A large majority of African citizens, however, are intolerant of homosexual citizens. Across the 33 countries, an average of 78% of respondents say they would “somewhat dislike” or “strongly dislike” having a homosexual neighbour.

Published
01 March 2016
From
The South African
‘On-demand’ rectal microbicide gel has reasonable tolerability and acceptability – daily less so

Results from the MTN-017 study of 1% tenofovir gel as a rectal microbicide were presented to the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) on

Published
28 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Condom use in French PrEP trial: half only used PrEP, a quarter used condoms and PrEP, one in six used neither

An analysis of condom use in the placebo-controlled phase of the French IPERGAY trial of intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic

Published
26 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Club Drug Use Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) People

This document has been written as part of the wider suite of clinical guidance and tools that aim to provide evidence-based knowledge to inform the management in clinical practice of harms related to the use of ‘club drugs’.

Published
25 February 2016
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NEPTUNE
Very high levels of chemsex and ‘slamsex’ seen in HIV-positive men attending English/Welsh HIV clinics

A survey of HIV-positive patients attending 30 HIV clinics in England and Wales, presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016), has found

Published
24 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Nigerian government must scale up fight against HIV

In Nigeria efforts to combat the virus have had limited success, and new infections are recorded daily especially among more at risk groups such as young people and men who have sex with men.

Published
24 February 2016
From
Key Correspondents
Russia Proposes Dedicated Health Facilities To Treat Homosexuality And Pedophilia

The Russian Ministry of Health is proposing new regulations that would mandate the creation of dedicated exam rooms throughout the country for the treatment of what it calls “non-traditional sexual relationships,” including homosexuality and pedophilia.

Published
24 February 2016
From
Sexuality Policy Watch
Major disparities persist in lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis in the US

The lifetime risk of being diagnosed with HIV in the US has decreased overall during the past decade, falling to 1 in 99, according to a study

Published
24 February 2016
By
Liz Highleyman

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