In recent months the list of countries where the LGBTI community is criminalized has grown. Just weeks ago Uganda was added, now Nigeria. In Asia, India took a step backwards in the history of human rights for sexually diverse people.
From 20 to 25 July, 2014, a new edition of the International AIDS Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia. Calls have been opened for grants and abstracts for what promises to be another costly and trivial conference in which Latin America will be increasingly absent.
Last July, two gay men were brutally murdered during a rally against same-sex marriage organized by the Coalition of Religious and Moral Organizations of Haiti.
A female sex worker was sentenced to home arrest by a female judge in Chuquisaca, Bolivia, for continuing to work while HIV positive. What does this hold for the professional future of sex workers living with HIV?
UNAIDS has urged countries to rapidly expand access to antiretroviral medication to maximize treatment benefits and HIV prevention. It communicated this message on july 13th, at the world event in Abuja, Nigeria, and today in Panama, for Latin America.
Special Report–The 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) was held in Antigua, Guatemala, between 4th and 6th June. Member states adopted a strongly worded declaration to promote and protect the rights of vulnerable people who are affected by or live with HIV/AIDS and also adopted two Interamerican conventions against discrimination.
Latin America and The Caribbean were present at the pre-conference of Women Deliver and asked for greater investment in sexual education and access to sexual and reproductive health.
The new report "The night is another country: Violence and impunity against transgender women human rights defenders in Latin America" lauched today by REDLACTRANS and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance analyses the testimonies of transgender women human rights defenders and HIV activists in different Latin American countries, with a particular focus on Guatemala and Honduras.
It is less than a week since the 6th Latin American and Caribbean Forum on HIV/AIDS and STIs, organized by the Horizontal Technical Cooperation Group (GCTH, for its acronym in Spanish) in São Paulo, Brazil came to an end. This article aims to analyse the crisis in the response to the epidemic in Brazil, which perhaps went unnoticed by those who were not at the event.
The president of the Dominican Republic enacted Law 135-11, known as the “HIV/AIDS Law”, on 7 June 2011, although the regulations thereof are still being finalised. This national law is the result of five years of multisectorial work, and although most of its articles are very progressive, at the same time it includes the criminalisation and penalisation of HIV transmission.