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Gay men seen dying from AIDS due to Africa's homophobic laws

“It is true the law makes if very difficult for MSM to seek medical treatment. Many people fear they will be outed or face some kind of abuse or be shamed by insensitive medical practitioners,” said Andrew Maina, programme coordinator at HIVOS.

HIV testing and engagement with the HIV treatment cascade among MSM in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

HIV disproportionately affects gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa, where many countries criminalise same-sex behaviour. We assessed changes in the engagement of African MSM with HIV testing and treatment cascade stages over time, and the effect of anti-LGBT legislation and stigma.

UNAIDS likely not to meet its HIV targets among gay men in Africa

Reforms needed or UNAIDS targets of 90-90-90 by 2020 in order to control the HIV epidemic will not be achieved

‘Test and treat’ programmes are failing to reach people at highest risk of HIV transmission

Programmes to scale-up HIV testing and treatment in countries in sub-Saharan Africa may have had less impact on new HIV infections than hoped, partly because they haven’t paid enough attention to groups that contribute disproportionately to HIV acquisition and transmission, experts say.

Taiwan: Effect of Same-Sex Marriage Referendums on the Suicidal Ideation Rate among Nonheterosexual People

The suicidal ideation rate significantly increased in nonheterosexual individuals affected by the same-sex marriage referendums in Taiwan.

US: Discrimination experiences increase the prevalence of suicide attempts among transgender adults

“Experiences of discrimination and serious psychological distress go hand-in-hand, and both are associated with suicide thoughts and attempts among transgender people.”

UK: Interviews with asylum seekers reveal why the Home Office rejects so many LGBT claims

Those claiming asylum on the basis of their sexual identity are often unable to provide objective evidence of that identity, leaving their claims to rest upon whether or not the decision-maker finds their account credible.