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’

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

Comment: Let’s do the black talk – HIV and black gay men in Europe

Just as I return from Stockholm where I attended the first European conference “The Future of Prevention for MSM in Europe” (FEMP) specifically addressing prevention issues affecting men who have sex with other men (MSM), I am surprised, as much as you should be, that this was the first European conference of its kind since