Section 377A strengthens and perpetuates stigma and discrimination of Men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), and Action for AIDS firmly believes that the repeal of Section 377A will significantly strengthen HIV and STI Control Programmes in Singapore, not just for the gay and other homosexual men, but indeed for everyone.
IAS 2017 E-Poster: Internalized homophobia, HIV/AIDS responsibility beliefs, and HIV knowledge amongst men who have sex with men: correlates of HIV/AIDS discrimination in a setting of institutionalized homophobia.
A ‘worrying number’ of LGBTI people feel uncomfortable disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity to their GP
The student, called by the pseudonym Ah Li, tested positive for HIV in early 2012 at a hospital, which passed on the results to his school without his permission.
The skin doctor, who in 1988 founded the charity Action for Aids, was yesterday lauded by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at an annual awards ceremony that recognised the contributions of healthcare professionals for their work in the field.
Younger people with HIV face a unique set of problems, from the stigma of having the disease to not having the emotional maturity to deal with it
This study will measure the effect of internalized homophobia, HIV/AIDS knowledge, and personal responsibility beliefs as predictors of discrimination towards PLWHA within the MSM community, in the context of Singapore.
That dramatic shift in tone marks a trend in an industry that increasingly favours messages of support and hope versus shock and shame. The upbeat approach is fuelled by a better understanding of the disease, stronger treatment options and less stigma thanks to celebrities like Charlie Sheen speaking up about their status, Moses said.
We’re taught to fear HIV and AIDS like plagues — inevitable death sentences upon diagnosis.
But that’s simply not true, and it’s taken an unexpected source to point out the gaps and inaccuracies surrounding how we talk about HIV — actor and all-around controversial figure Charlie Shee
Once he wrote a note to me. He wrote, “Mom you have to rescue me” “They want to beat me”. I was so angry that I went to the school to argue. Because I called the teacher several times they never paid attention to it at all.