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POZ Magazine: Evaluating HIV Risk of Male Sex Workers in Africa

New research is illuminating the activities and risks of male sex workers in southern Africa, PlusNews reports. Researchers at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and South Africa’s Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) interviewed 70 male sex workers in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The interviewees reported that unprotected sex was common in their profession for a number of reasons, including the unavailability of condom-compatible water-based lubricants, higher fees for unprotected sex, physically abusive clients, and alcohol and drug abuse. Those who visited hospitals and clinics for HIV testing and treatment also reported being mocked and publicly stigmatized by health workers.

Source:   http://www.poz.com/rssredir/articles/Africa_Male_SexWorkers_1_20660.shtml

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HIV, Development and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and social development in Africa has its challenges. You will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me. Blogging means to initiate thoughts and discussions and for the writer to formulate what is loosely running around in the heart and mind in need of being sorted and spoken out.

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