In the first instance, our research results underline that for people who have sexual relations with men and women, much work remains to be done to ensure that basic information concerning transmission of HIV and STDs is available. One participant described this underlying motive as follows:. Female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus.
This fear-based approach to education is further visible outside the realm of HIV education, for instance in public advertisements related to tobacco consumption, alcohol, and driving. Unfortunately, the challenges faced in Jamaica are present in many correctional systems globally. The present manuscript describes the findings from this qualitative study related to stigma, homophobia and HIV in the Jamaican prison context.
You or your partner could be infected and not know it. High prevalence of gonococcal and chlamydial infection in men who have sex with men with newly diagnosed HIV infection: an opportunity for same-day presumptive treatment. These diseases continue to be the most commonly reported infectious diseases in the nation and pose persistent and preventable threats to fertility in the United States.
Depression and anxiety appear to affect gay men at a higher rate than the general population. These infections can be potentially fatal, and can lead to very serious long-term issues such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. This disease, while once on the verge of elimination, began re-emerging as a threat in and increased
Participants were also presented with two recent educational campaigns in order to solicit their feedback. Riots and those at risk The few participants incarcerated during the prison riots, and several who heard about these events reflected on the use of culturally sanctioned norms against homosexuality as a tool to leverage power within the correctional administration and by inmates in the institution.
August ; b. The results of Projet Polyvalence are instructive here. Not all participants were of the view that HIV infection would automatically be linked to participation in homosexual behaviour. This fear-based approach to education is further visible outside the realm of HIV education, for instance in public advertisements related to tobacco consumption, alcohol, and driving.
In practical terms, they suggested that a poster have a contact phone number and a website.
Media portrayals of this issue have concentrated on the danger for heterosexual women—a representation that associates bisexuality with duplicity Boykin, ; King, As one inmate stated:. Stanford Law Review, 52 2 , The challenge was not in finding information, but in being able to evaluate it properly.
Ellen 4. Many stated that people in Jamaica are aware of the different modes of transmission resulting from widespread education.