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Stigma Hinders Rollout Of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis In Kenya

Devex: Aid groups grapple with stigmatization in HIV prophylaxis rollout “…[Pre-exposure prophylaxis’ (PrEP)] success in sub-Saharan Africa — the region with the highest burden of HIV — will hinge more on the social than the scientific, though. Researchers and advocates will have to strike a balance in how they market…

Some Civil Society Groups, Experts Push For China To Allow Single Women To Give Birth

New York Times: With Fertility Rate in China Low, Some Press to Legalize Births Outside Marriage “…Last week, three civil society groups in the southern city of Guangzhou issued a report calling for greater reproductive freedom for single women to counter the country’s low fertility rate. The issue also affects…

November 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The November 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics including the growing recognition of transgender health, the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis and HIV in Cuba and Thailand, and microcephaly rates in northeastern Brazil (November…

Tanzania Announces Closure Of Some HIV Prevention Programs For Gay Men

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania suspends some HIV programs for gay men, says health minister “Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs for gay men, the health minister said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s minister for health said the government had received reports…

World Bank Creates Senior Adviser Position To Address LGBTI Discrimination

Thomson Reuters Foundation: World Bank appoints first adviser to tackle LGBTI discrimination “The World Bank has appointed its first adviser tasked with promoting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues in its development work. The newly created senior position is part of the bank’s efforts to solidify its…

Obama Administration Quietly Implements Policies To Promote LGBT Rights Overseas

Associated Press: OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas “While the world was watching America’s gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to try to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. The U.S. has…

U.S. Continues Engagement On LGBTI, Human Rights Issues At U.N.

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Assessing U.S. Engagement on LGBTI Issues at the United Nations Wesley Reisser, senior foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organizations at the U.S. Department of State, discusses U.S. engagement with the U.N. to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) equality and…

Health Organizations Face Challenge Of Sustaining Global Progress Against AIDS, Keeping Disease ‘In The Spotlight’

Humanosphere: Health organizations challenged to keep AIDS in the spotlight Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses health organizations’ challenges of keeping HIV/AIDS “in the spotlight,” noting while global progress has been made against the epidemic, the disease remains a major threat, especially for LGBT communities, which often face stigma (10/20).

Stigma, Anti-Gay Sentiment Hinder Indonesia’s Efforts To End AIDS By 2030, Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030 “Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country’s target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, a senior official has warned.…

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