Senegal Current Update SO (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(PDF - 596 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 2000 (Downloads: 495)
Serbia/ Montenegro Current Update SO (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(PDF - 4,935 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 2000 (Downloads: 607)
Sudan 1 SO [93-2000] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(PDF - 1,391 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 1993 (Downloads: 624)
Sudan Current Update SO (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(PDF - 8,235 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 2000 (Downloads: 499)
Swaziland 1 SO [91-2000] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(PDF - 2,031 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 1991 (Downloads: 581)
Swaziland Current Update HIV (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(PDF - 805 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 2000 (Downloads: 597)
Swaziland Current Update SO (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Yugoslavia 2 HIV [95-2000] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(PDF - 54 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 1995 (Downloads: 612)
Yugoslavia 2 SO [95-2000] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
(PDF - 1,040 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 1995 (Downloads: 614)
New law, old prejudices threaten Nigeria's gay community- By Associated Press 12/11/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
LAGOS, Nigeria- Lawmakers in Nigeria are debating a bill that would ban same-sex marriage and any form of association among gays, even sharing a meal at a restaurant. <br>
Few in Nigeriaâ??s deeply closeted gay community have publicly opposed the legislation, which proposes penalties of up to five years in prison and is widely expected to pass. <br>
Engaging in homosexual acts is already illegal in Nigeria, with those convicted facing jail terms in the mainly Christian south and execution in the mainly Muslim north. <br>
â??This meeting, right here, would be illegal,â? said activist Bisi Alimi, stabbing the air with a French fry for emphasis as he sat at a table with three gay friends and a reporter.
(PDF - 117 Kb) Document Date: 11 Dec 2006 (Downloads: 587)
Russia: Gay Rights, One Step at a Time-By Michael Schwirtz themoscowtimes.com12/12/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Yevgenia Debryanskaya, one of Russia's most prominent gay rights activists, who, incidentally, participated in and was arrested during the failed gay demonstration this year, disagrees. Though she could give no firm statistics, she said she was sure that incidents of homosexual-targeted crime, such as murder and thefts, were higher in Russia than in Western Europe.<br>
Mishin said, however, that he had never heard of any cases of crime directed specifically at homosexuals.<br>
Still, for lesbians and gays looking for a night out, some increased vigilance is advised. On top of spoiling the gay march, nationalists and religious conservatives broke up two parties at local gay clubs in early May. Debryanskaya, who owns a club, refused to discuss it for fear of generating "negative publicity."<br>
She has good reason to worry. A group of thugs recently attacked and severely beat a gay man outside a popular Moscow gay club, Dusha i Telo.
(PDF - 232 Kb) Document Date: 12 Dec 2006 (Downloads: 499)
Battle to beat Pakistan's Aids taboo- BBC News-By Paul Anderson - BBC correspondent in Islama12/1/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Unlike India, recorded prevalence in Pakistan is small and the authorities are working to keep it that way.<br>
However, there are still plenty of complaints that government departments and NGOs have done little to help those infected or indeed have any idea of the full extent of the problem.<br>
Pakistan's hosting of a big Aids conference this week to mark World Aids Day on Wednesday may help.
(PDF - 52 Kb) Document Date: 1 Dec 2004 (Downloads: 515)
Being gay is faddish in today's Russia-Argumenty i Fakty-Translated by Guerman Grachev 12/4/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Under the Soviet criminal code, sodomy had been a crime since 1934. In accordance with Article 121 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic, men found guilty of committing acts of sodomy were to be sentenced to 5 years in prison. In 1993, the Russian Supreme Soviet repealed the article to meet the requirements for the admission of Russia to the Council of Europe. In 2002, the State Duma faction called People's Deputy came up with a motion to reintroduce criminal prosecution for sodomy. Yet the motion was rejected by a majority of 294 votes against 54 votes.
Russians reportedly show the least amount of tolerance toward the following social groups: HIV-patients, transsexuals, gays.
(PDF - 92 Kb) Document Date: 4 Dec 2006 (Downloads: 639)
Gay Pakistan News & Reports 2005/06 Globalgayz.com (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
1 Hijra community seeks HIV awareness 4/05<br>
2 Focus on gay rights in Pakistan extremely difficult 5/05<br>
3 Gay Pakistan - 'less inhibited' than the West? 6/05 (followed by readers' reactions)<br>
4 Pakistani Sex Workers Visit India to Discuss Safe Sex Practices and Combating AIDS 6/05<br>
5 Pakistan Supreme Court overturns acquittal of men 6/05<br>
6 First gay 'marriage' in Pakistan 10/05<br>
7 Death Threats Follow Pakistan's First Gay Wedding 10/05<br>
8 Pakistani society looks other way as gay men party--Homosexuality 'thriving' despite strict criminal code 3/06<br>
9 Press release: Call for submission for Pakistani transsexual anthology 10/06
(PDF - 558 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 2005 (Downloads: 643)
HIV-AIDS -PAKISTAN AT A GLANCE-Youandaids.org (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
PLWHA: The Constitution of Pakistan prohibits the state from discriminating on grounds of sex, caste, race, religion, residence and place of birth in matters pertaining to access to public spaces and employment . If applied, this principle should also extend to include discrimination on the basis of HIV status in state run medical institutions. The priority areas as articulated in the national strategy includes increased knowledge and compliance with universal precautions within the health care setting, and improved quality of care for PLWHA, although the approach remains welfare based and lacks in a strong human rights component. Even though the inclusion of human rights groups for monitoring instances of stigma and discrimination faced by PLWHA is mentioned, actual implementation would need to be monitored.
(PDF - 262 Kb) Document Date: 1 Jan 2006 (Downloads: 690)
India plans 'Health Ombud' to monitor anti-AIDS discrimination- 11/29/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
India Wednesday said it proposed to set up a health ombudsman to monitor discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS.<br>
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi told the Lok Sabha in a written answer that the appointment of a 'Health Ombud' will be part of a bill that government proposes to bring in parliament to prevent discrimination against people with the deadly disease.<br>
The minister said the objective of the 'HIV/AIDS Bill-2005' is to ensure right to disclosure of information on HIV status, access for testing, treatment and counselling, safe working environment and formulation of appropriate social security scheme.
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New Light for Pakistan HIV sufferers- BBC News- By Ayesha Javed Akram in Lahore- 8/6/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
However, Nazir admits cases of harassment and abandonment are still not uncommon and at times New Light has had to provide refuge for patients thrown out by their family.<br>
Nazir knows the future will not be easy but also that being HIV positive is no reason to give up.
(PDF - 54 Kb) Document Date: 6 Aug 2004 (Downloads: 602)
Pakistan: First association of people living with HIV/AIDS launched-Reuters/ IRIN news 12/5/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
ISLAMABAD, 4 December (IRIN) - Coinciding with the World AIDS Day, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has launched Pakistan's first association of people living with HIV/AIDS.
"So far, only a few individual NGOs with limited capacity were providing support to people living with HIV/AIDS, but there was no association in Pakistan, whereas most of the countries in the region have established their associations a while ago," Fawad Haider, a UNAIDS programme officer, said in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Friday.
(PDF - 157 Kb) Document Date: 5 Dec 2006 (Downloads: 898)
PAKISTAN: People living with HIV/AIDS thrown out of hospital, says NGO-IRIN- 3/31/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
ISLAMABAD, 31 March (PLUSNEWS) - An NGO working with people living with HIV/AIDS in Pakistan has expressed outrage after three HIV positive patients were allegedly thrown out of a hospital in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) due to discrimination.<br>
âThese patients were thrown out because of discrimination and ignorance of the disease,â chief executive of the AWARD NGO, Maimoona Masood Khan told IRIN from Peshawar, the provincial capital of the NWFP on Monday.<br>
She maintained that misconceptions about how the HIV virus is contracted were responsible for the patients being thrown out. âThis kind of behavior is going to make this issue go underground and if this happens it will come back as a full blown epidemic.â The killer disease carries huge social stigma in this deeply Islamic society and very few people are open about their HIV positive status.
(PDF - 191 Kb) Document Date: 31 Mar 2006 (Downloads: 523)
Pakistan: US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2005 3/8/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Homosexual intercourse is a criminal offence; however, the government rarely prosecuted cases. <br>
Homosexuals did not reveal openly their sexual orientation, and there were no allegations during the year of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. <br>
Those suffering from HIV/AIDS faced broad societal discrimination. While the government has launched education and prevention campaigns, these have done little to protect victims.
(PDF - 51 Kb) Document Date: 8 Mar 2006 (Downloads: 649)