For many people, travel is an important aspect of life. Some choose to benefit from the positive quality-of-life effects which come from participating in leisure travel. Others have to stay in foreign countries for long periods due to personal or professional reasons. It is important to know what your rights are and also if you might be faced with difficulty entering another country due to an HIV+ status.
HEALTH4MEN IN THE NEWS: PlusNews has published an online article on the WHO’s new HIV prevention and treatment guidelines for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. The piece includes comment from key players in the area of MSM specific healthcare. Health4Men’s Dr. Kevin Rebe was among those who shared their opinions on the organisation’s guidelines.
Rebe welcomed the guidelines, highlighting their usefulness to medical practitioners. He also felt the formal recommendations for the decriminalization of same sex practices was encouraging.
The recommendations echo those made by delegates at Anova’s Top2Btm MSM symposium, which was held in Cape Town last month.
Delegates at the conference identified stigma and discrimination on the part of healthcare workers as a major deterrent to MSM seeking sexual health services.
To read the WHO guidelines click here.
To read the full PlusNews article click here.