HEALTH & WELLNESS
On 24 October 2020, the Young Queer Alliance (YQA) in collaboration with the National AIDS Secretariat (NAS) organised a training session on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a pill which, when taken as per the right prescription, prevents HIV infection.
LGBT people as a community have shown resilience for decades, and our response to the COVID-19 health sanitary emergency should not be an exception. While adapting to physical distancing, self-isolation and quarantine; LGBT people can connect to the Young Queer Alliance through Facebook and other social media, our website, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through WatsApp 58028357 and be supported during the lock-down.
A new study in the United States published in 2019 suggests that cisgender men who have sex with men (MSM) have similar rates of four high-risk types of HPV as cisgender women. Overall, the analysis found that HPV seroprevalence was similar in MSM (42.6%) and women (37.1%).
Index testing and assisted partner notification services are neither effective nor appropriate to use with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and boys, particularly in contexts where this community is criminalised or at risk for high levels of violence, stigma and discrimination.
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A toolkit for HIV/AIDS and LGBT Youth sexuality
The 1st December always bring forth a sense of consciousness and awareness that HIV and its wounds are still among us, fresh, unhealed. As we embark or different organising, commemorations, candlelight memorial and HIV-testing around the World AIDS Day this
“Nothing about us without us” means that as young people of this generation, as activists, as people living with disabilities, as LGBTIQ+ people, as sex workers, as drug users, as members of any ethnic group/ social class/ religious affiliation (and I could go on like this), we have the duty to speak for ourselves, to get involved in our own development and to commit to our responsibilities fully when working towards common goals. And this happens now. We are not the youth of tomorrow. We are the youth of now.
The Young Queer Alliance is raising the red flag alert to ask LGBTQ members to allow things to settle in the coming 1-2 weeks and not to engage in online discussions that will endanger your security and that of your dear friends.