UNAIDS are a group of United Nations agencies which are supposed to be working to eliminate HIV worldwide.. United Nation agencies first responsibility is to the governments of United Nations member states however despite overwhelming evidence in peer-reviewed journals of the risk to health of Men having Sex with Men UNAIDS appears to prioritize LGBT activism over evidence-based medicine.
The following indicate UNAIDS failure to address the reality of HIV epidemics among MSM preferring instead to play the role of LGBT activist e.g. calling disagreement with homosexual behaviour , homophobia.
On Page 123 of the document ” UNAIDS OUTLOOK 2010″ homophobia is defined as follows :
“What is homophobia?
UNAIDS describes homophobia as intolerance and contempt for those who have identities
and orientations other than heterosexual ones. It is an aversion, hatred, fear, prejudice or discrimination against homosexual men, bisexual people,transgender people,transvestites, lesbians and transsexuals. Homophobia confers a monopoly of normality on heterosexuality , thus generating and encouraging contempt for those who diverge from the reference model.”
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AIDS. 2013 Nov 13;27(17):2665-78. doi: 10.1097/01.aids.0000432449.30239.fe.
The increase in global HIV epidemics in MSM.
Beyrer C1, Sullivan P, Sanchez J, Baral SD, Collins C, Wirtz AL, Altman D, Trapence G, Mayer K.
Epidemics of HIV in MSM continue to expand in most low, middle, and upper income countries in 2013 and rates of new infection have been consistently high among young MSM. Current prevention and treatment strategies are insufficient for this next wave of HIV spread. We conducted a series of comprehensive reviews of HIV prevalence and incidence, risks for HIV, prevention and care, stigma and discrimination, and policy and advocacy options. The high per act transmission probability of receptive anal intercourse, sex role versatility among MSM, network level effects, and social and structural determinants play central roles in disproportionate disease burdens. HIV can be transmitted through large MSM networks at great speed. Molecular epidemiologic data show marked clustering of HIV in MSM networks, and high proportions of infections due to transmission from recent infections. Prevention strategies that lower biological risks, including those using antiretrovirals, offer promise for epidemic control, but are limited by structural factors including, discrimination, criminalization, and barriers to healthcare. Subepidemics, including among racial and ethnic minority MSM in the United States and UK, are particularly severe and will require culturally tailored efforts. For the promise of new and combined bio-behavioral interventions to be realized, clinically competent healthcare is necessary and community leadership, engagement, and empowerment are likely to be key. Addressing the expanding epidemics of HIV in MSM will require continued research, increased resources, political will, policy change, structural reform, community engagement, and strategic planning and programming, but it can and must be done.
The following is from the English version of the People’s Daily Online :
Gay men hit hard by HIV/AIDS
16:11, July 11, 2011
Gay and bisexual men account for around one in every three new cases of HIV in China, according to the latest official statistics released by the Ministry of Health.
About 5 percent of the group – officially termed men who have sex with men, or MSM – are living with the virus, which is a rate that is 88 times higher than the national HIV prevalence rate of 0.057 percent.
The problem is particularly acute in large urban centers, with the prevalence rate in some southwestern cities reaching almost 20 percent.
However, the statistics also show that less than half of all gay and bisexual men have access to HIV screening, while about 15 percent of those who are infected are not receiving treatment.
AIDS Behav. 2011 Apr;15 Suppl 1:S9-17.
Sexual health, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the United States.
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton RD NE (E-35), Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. RWolitski@cdc.gov
The sexual health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States is not getting better despite considerable social, political and human rights advances. Instead of improving, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain disproportionately high among MSM and have been increasing for almost two decades. The disproportionate and worsening burden of HIV and otherSTIs among MSM requires an urgent re-assessment of what we have been doing as a nation to reduce these infections, how we have been doing it, and the scale of our efforts.A sexual health approach has the potential to improve our understanding of MSM’ssexual behavior and relationships, reduce HIV and STI incidence, and improve the health and well-being of MSM.