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Dominican Republic – Prison system and hiv

Dominican Republic – Prison system and hiv

  • 3rd February 2016
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The conditions of insalubrity, overcrowding, and oblivion make a hell the life of prisoners with hiv in prisons of the Dominican Republic. La Victoria is one of the country’s largest prisons. It was built in 1954 with a capacity for 800 people, but now houses about five thousand men. According to the register of the Departamento Médico de la Dirección General de Prisiones (Medical Department of the General Direction of Prisons), in September 2015 there were about 148 cases of hiv, of which 24% presented co-infection with tuberculosis. That same report reveals that patients are transferred to areas of quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease. One of these cases is Joseph, who has been in prison for about three years due to possession of marijuana. He looked dehydrated, with skin lesions, and visible signs of Candida in his lips. “This is a hell, we are dead in life.…
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Honduras – Honduran CCM youth

Honduras – Honduran CCM youth

  • 3rd February 2016
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In Honduras, the young industry has had uninterrupted representation in the MCP for several years, which has been key, since in other countries the youth participation is little or zero in such a structure. Youth participation is key to the hiv response and to achieve the 90-90-90 goals, especially if we take into account that in Honduras, 67% of new infections occur in young people, and within this group are most affected men who have sex with men, transgender, and sex workers, as well as adolescents. The involvement of the young sector in the MCP is vital to implement in the agenda, actions that ensure comprehensive care and break legal barriers that limit access to young people in Honduras. It should be noted that organizations such as Go young and The Pact carried out a workshop in February last year, with the purpose of making incidence and to include, within…
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Peru – Social Protests Against TPP on the Rise

Peru – Social Protests Against TPP on the Rise

  • 3rd February 2016
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On January 8, student groups called “Las Zonas” undertook several activities in different cities under the “TPP: Agreement of Death” slogan, to inform people about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that would be signed on February 4 in New Zealand. These groups formed picket lines in front of hospitals, public places and markets to make people know about the TPP, since very few know that Peru is part of this trade agreement and its consequences. Demonstrations are performed simultaneously in Chiclayo, Arequipa, Ucayali, and Iquitos, and on January 22 a march will take place in Peru and Chile. Javier Llamoza, representative of Health Action International (HAI), says “the work done in Peru is not unique; civil society organizations in Chile, Canada and The United States also say: ‘NO to TPP’. We hope the decision won’t be approved”. Only 8 of the 19 proposals submitted by the Government address the review…
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Brazil – Gay community joins forces in Latin America

Brazil – Gay community joins forces in Latin America

  • 20th January 2016
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In Latin America, specifically in Curitiba, Brazil, the LGBTI community gathered in the First Regional Meeting of the Gay Latino Community, which took place from 18 to 20 December. This event brought together leaders from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay; with the purpose of finding ways to guarantee the respect of human rights of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersexual people of this region. It also aimed at being more efficient to respond to hiv and to other topics related to sexual diversity and human rights. This encounter was very important because it established the creation of the Gay Latino Network, which shares a vision of a Latin America that respects, protects, and celebrates the life of gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM); and whose purpose is to integrate new collaborators, decision makers and community leaders. In…
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