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UNAIDS Denounces Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

News outlets report on the controversy surrounding Uganda’s anti-gay law. Although the country faces threats of foreign aid cuts, other African countries, including Gambia, announce their support of similar stances. U.N. News Centre: Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill has ‘serious human rights implications’ — UNAIDS “The United Nations agency leading the global…

Obama, Rice React To Revelation Uganda’s President Will Sign Anti-Gay Bill

News outlets report on U.S. officials’ reactions to an announcement by a Ugandan official that the country’s president plans to sign an anti-gay bill. Associated Press: Obama: Anti-gay bill step backward for Ugandans “President Barack Obama warned Uganda Sunday over its plans to further criminalize homosexuality, saying it would ‘complicate…

U.N. Calls On African Countries To Protect Sexual Rights

VOA News: U.N. Urges African Nations to Protect Sexual Rights “African countries have been called upon to accept ‘sexual rights’ as an integral and inalienable part of basic human rights and remove all barriers preventing women and girls from claiming such rights…” (Kindzeka, 2/10).

Letter To Ugandan President Highlights Impact Anti-Gay Laws Have On Public Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights a “letter from physicians, researchers and academics explaining the science of sexual orientation and the impact of laws criminalizing homosexuality.” The letter “appeared as a full page ad in a Uganda newspaper last week [and] went directly to Uganda President…

Doctors, Organizations Issue Open Letter About Homosexuality In Ugandan Paper

“In an open letter appearing [Thursday] in a Uganda newspaper, more than 60 doctors and eight organizations provide answers to questions posed by President Yoweri Museveni on homosexuality in a December 28 letter. The president wrote the letter as he considered the fate of the Anti-Homosexuality bill the nation’s Parliament…

Blog Examines Why PrEP For MSM Not More Widely Adopted

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the use of daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). “…Of all the recent advancements that have been shown to be effective in preventing HIV, daily oral…

Blog Reports On Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s position on a bill that would criminalize homosexuality in the country. “…Even without Museveni’s signature, the bill already has an impact, according to service providers who have reported that some health workers are unwilling to…

Social Customs, Laws Hindering HIV Prevention Campaigns In Sri Lanka, Experts Say

Inter Press Service: HIV On a Dangerous Threshold in Sri Lanka “Four thousand HIV infections in a population of 20 million should not be a difficult figure to manage. But experts in Sri Lanka say social customs and strict laws are hindering them from carrying out prevention and awareness campaigns…

Nigeria’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Could Impact Country’s Aid Flow

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines how Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act might impact foreign aid to the country. “…This week, the Global Forum on MSM and HIV has issued a statement endorsed by 83 organizations, including the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy, which…