Stigma Hampers Fight Against AIDS in Senegal
January 12, 2010
Promoting AIDS awareness and treatment in Senegal, where 20 percent of sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM) are HIV-positive, runs up quickly against harsh anti-gay laws and attitudes.
"We face verbal and physical aggression in the streets if people know we are MSM," said Lamine, secretary-general of a group organized to persuade men to learn about safe sex and HIV testing.
01.07.2010; Peter O'Neil
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