God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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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, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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