On Thursday morning, a Malaysia Airlines flight on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine as a result of a terrorist attack. Some HIV/AIDS activists and professionals were on board, heading to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.
In Ecuador, Corporación Kimirina introduced to the public the new prevention website for men who have sex with men, using an explicit language and making the most of new technologies in order to reach that population.
In the last month, the Key Correspondents team carried out a virtual regional survey into Latin American participation at the next International AIDS Conference, Melbourne 2014. The results of a significant sample of those surveyed show very poor participation from the region and explain some of the causes.
Once again a world celebration against homophobia and transphobia will take place on 17th May. We will rightly focus our analysis and show our disapproval of the recent events that have taken place in some countries in Africa and in Eastern Europe.
The Regional Workshop on the Global Fund´s New Funding Model to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was held in Quito, Ecuador, on April 2-4, with a very diverse audience made up of national and regional partners.
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.