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UNAIDS Addresses HIV Vaccine Research, LGBTI Human Rights

In two press releases, UNAIDS addresses HIV vaccine research and LGBTI human rights in the context of HIV. UNAIDS: On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, UNAIDS calls for scaled-up action to find a vaccine for HIV “On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day UNAIDS is urging for global efforts to be stepped up…

Homophobia In Africa Is Symptom Of ‘A Larger Dysfunctional State,’ Says Blog

Humanosphere: Op-Ed: African governments’ exploitation of homophobia harms all of us Anthony Natif, a pharmacist in Uganda; Toyosi Adejumo, a Nigerian physician; and Nathan Furukawa, a medical student at the University of Washington in Seattle, discuss the exploitation of homophobia in Africa and suggest that “such violations are symptoms of…

State Department Official Highlights Progress On Transgender Rights In South Asia

Writing in the U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote” blog, Richard Hoagland, principal deputy assistant secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, discusses the “progress for the human rights of transgender persons throughout the South Asia region. … As people around the world prepare to celebrate…

HIV Researchers On Alert Following Anti-Gay Raids On Ugandan Project

Nature: HIV researchers on edge after anti-gay raids across Africa “A police raid on an established research program in Uganda has left scientists worried that their projects may be targeted by authorities granted sweeping powers under the country’s harsh new anti-homosexuality law…” (Shuchman, 5/7).

News Outlets Examine HIV/AIDS Among Key Populations In Caribbean

News outlets report on HIV prevention efforts among key populations in the Caribbean. Associated Press: New effort to halt spread of HIV in the Caribbean “…[R]eaching out to men who have sex with men is practically revolutionary in parts of the English-speaking Caribbean, where homophobia and laws criminalizing gay sex…

Ukraine HIV/AIDS Response Scenarios Project Cost-Effective Approaches To Disease Efforts

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines an analysis on Ukraine’s 2014-2018 National HIV/AIDS Program goals. The blog notes, “[T]he analysis … used existing data and mathematical modeling to look at the outcomes of three possible response scenarios involving the country’s 2014-2018 National AIDS Program goals, against…

Blog Discusses Various Topics On HIV/AIDS

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses articles on various topics regarding HIV/AIDS, including synopses on a UNAIDS letter addressing Russia’s drug policies; health promotion by sex workers in Bangladesh; Zambia’s HIV efforts; and Uganda’s anti-gay law (Barton, 5/2).

Uganda Drafts New Law Tightening Anti-Gay Legislation, Limiting Foreign NGOs

Reuters: Uganda says planning tougher law limiting gay sex, foreign NGOs “Uganda has drafted a new law that would bar non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from promoting homosexuality, tightening rules further after anti-gay legislation in February was widely condemned as draconian…” (Biryabarema, 4/29).