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If you say being gay is not African, you don’t know your history

Wednesday 9 September 2015 08.50 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 9 September 2015 10.43 BST  Members of the LGBT community parade in Entebbe, Uganda, a year after an anti-gay bill was annulled. Photograph: Edward Echwalu/Reuters During his visit to Africa this summer, the US president, Barack Obama, addressed legal discrimination against LGBT individuals. Meeting the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama said: “When

Living Positively with HIV for 10 Years

Transcript of a Twitter interview conducted by Elnathan John on May 7, 2014 with Bisi Alimi. Bisi Alimi, a human rights campaigner and health advocate who rose to notoriety when he first came out as gay on NTA. He started his advocacy work at the height of the HIV epidemic within the Nigerian MSM community

Prepping Gay Men for PrEP

LONDON – In October, two groups researching the effectiveness of a potential breakthrough drug in the fight against HIV did something unusual. They announced that the therapy they were testing, an antiretroviral drug called Truvada, had proved effective enough to end the randomized phases of the trials, and that they were offering the pill to all of the studies’

My 10 Years of Living With HIV

                                               Picture by Ajamu X The morning I was diagnosed with HIV was like most others. I had just left my hotel and was heading for the International convention center to attend the

Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

DECEMBER 28, 2014 5:35 AM ET LINDA POON, picture by Claire Eggers/NPR Adebisi Alimi, an actor-turned-activist, was the first person ever to come out as gay on Nigerian television. He now shares his story when he speaks up for the rights of the LGBT community. Adebisi Alimi is the first person ever to come out as gay on

An HIV home testing kit won’t give you emotional support

A model demonstrates the OraQuick home HIV test kit. But where is the emotional support for the result? Photograph: Chuck Zovko/EPA The news that the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a home testing kit for HIV was accompanied by hopeful words about how it could reduce the stigma surrounding the infection

BISI ALIMI TALKS TO ELNATHAN

“In the second interview of the series, Bisi Alimi, a prolific human rights campaigner talks to Elnathan about his life and work. He started his advocacy work at the height of the HIV epidemic within the Nigerian MSM community in the late 90s. He worked as Program Director for the country’s foremost MSM organization “The

Hate and rejection are bigger enemies than HIV

“World AIDS Day showed Bisi Alimi that fear of HIV is still a great threat, just as it was when he first encountered the virus 12 years ago in Lagos, Nigeria” I was diagnosed as HIV positive eight years ago, and possibly infected two or three years earlier. Though I had no idea of my