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Men Who Have Sex With Men: Homophobia and HIV in Africa

July 21, 2010

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For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

HIV epidemics among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) are unfolding across Africa. MSM are 19 times more likely to be infected with HIV in low and middle-income countries around the world and only one in five have access to the HIV prevention, care and treatment services they need. This session will outline the political, cultural and social barriers to ensuring quality service provision for MSM in Africa, from a variety of African leadership perspectives: human rights, religious politics, legal and political framework, and service delivery.

Presentations in This Session:

Introductory Remarks

Othman Mellouk (Morocco)
President Executive Committee, Pan-African Treatment Access Movement

Papa Salif Sow (Senegal)
Professor, Infectious Diseases, University of Dakar in Senegal
President, African Network of AIDS Physicians in Africa
Coordinator, Regional Centre for Research and Training, Fann Hospital, Dakar, Senegal

Malawi Homosexuality: Politics vs. Justice
Gift Trapence (Malawi)
Executive Director, Malawi, Center for the Development of People

Barriers to Fighting for Sexual Freedom in Africa
Joel Nana (Cameroon)
Executive Director, African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR)
African LGBT Human Rights Advocate, HIV/AIDS Activist

Globalizing the Culture Wars: US Conservatives, African Churches and Homophobia
Rev. Kapya Kaoma (Zambia)
Project Director, Political Research Associates

Question and Answers


Men Who have Sex with Men: Homophobia and HIV in Africa (.mp3)

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