LGBTI briefs: Stigma and HIV in Africa, India, Russia

LGBTQIA and HIV news from around the world…


News briefs about LGBTI-related health issues in countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI news.

Involving LGBTI people in the fight against Aids

Scenes from this month's HIV meeting in South Africa. (Photo collage courtesy of MSMGF blog) Scenes from this month’s HIV meeting in South Africa. (Photo collage courtesy of MSMGF blog)

In South Africa, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV brought together health workers, government officials, and advocates to discuss HIV needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Representatives came from Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. In some instances, this is the first time that advocates had sat across the table from government officials of their own country.

Participants were briefed on the latest developments at the Global Fund and Pepfar (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), which are the  two largest funders…

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