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.
LGBTI older people have been sharing their heartbreaking experiences as the UK marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales. Singapore’s older gay couples shared their experience on their fight for equality. Read our full article on our webpage.
IAS 2017 E-Poster: Perspectives on PrEP among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) prior to PrEP rollout in Singapore: a qualitative study
Just as we have seen local companies come forward to support Pink Dot in its time of need, so now we call on Singaporeans and Permanent Residents: on July 1, come to Speakers’ Corner, and let your voice be heard. Your pink ICs (blue for PRs) are now your passport to participate, and the symbol of our potential to make history, and set the course for a more truly inclusive future for Singapore.
PrEP use has been rising in other countries, and some cities have also seen drops in new HIV diagnoses. San Francisco saw a 17 per cent fall in infection rates in 2015. “We are convinced that PrEP is responsible for the large decreases in new diagnoses,” Portman said in a tweet about the announcement.
PrEP is available at the National University Hospital (NUH) at its Be Prepared Clinic and Tan Tock Seng Hospital, while the DSC Clinic in Kelantan Lane plans to offer it from the first quarter of next year.
“World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, showing their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.” (worldaidsday.org)
Pink Carpet Testing Project (Sero Prevalence) is a community-based project to increase HIV testing amongst men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) aged 18 years and above, using a safe and approved rapid testing kit.