Report was rigged to justify anti-gay law

Scientific report has been manipulated to justify Uganda's anti-gay law


Here's the carapace of the homophobic son of a bitch

Here's the carapace of the homophobic son of a bitch

The Ugandan president on February 12, signed a bill that provides for harsh penalties for homosexual behavior, reaching the imprisonment mechanism.

The law signed by the president Yoweri Museveni comes into force at a time of tension for the gay community on the African continent. About a month ago, the president of Nigeria had already passed an anti-gay law, a fact that increased the number of cases of violence against homosexuals in Nigeria. Museveni claims to have been persuaded by a scientific advisory committee that homosexuality has no proven genetic basis and can therefore be "learned and unlearned" for the uprising of researchers involved in the formulation of the document.

International organizations and governments in other countries oppose the enactment of legislation. In a statement, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said:

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Experience from other jurisdictions with similar draconian laws, such as Nigeria and Russia, indicates that their implementation is often followed by an outbreak of violence against individuals who are presumed to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Under Ugandan law, “grieving” acts - defined as the repeated practice of consensual gay sex between two adults and the practice of homosexual acts involving minors, the disabled, and people with HIV - are punishable by life imprisonment. "Promoting" and "attempting" homosexuality, respectively, the dissemination of pornographic material or funding of homosexual rights groups and touching a person with the intention of "committing acts of homosexuality," are also prohibited, the newspaper reported. Folha de S. Paul. The initial text of the law included the death penalty for some cases, but this excerpt was removed after international criticism.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed that the country will conduct an "internal review" of its relations with the Ugandan government, including those on financial assistance programs, a position reiterated by President Barack Obama. The World Bank, in turn, has postponed the granting of a loan to the African nation's $ 90 million healthcare system, according to spokesman David Theis, to ensure that "development goals would not be adversely affected by promulgation of this law ".

Museveni accused "arrogant and careless Western groups" of trying to recruit Ugandan children into homosexuality through prostitution, although they have not officially identified these alleged groups. "We have been disappointed long ago with the conduct of the West. Now there is an attempt at social imperialism, "said the president.

Manipulation of results

Before signing the anti-gay law, Museveni asked a group of scientists from the Ministry of Health and Makerere University in Kampala, capital of Uganda, to organize a report that could answer whether (i) there is a genetic / scientific basis for homosexuality, and whether (ii) homosexuality can be learned and unlearned. The report to which the president and the high-level leadership of the NRM (political party of the current president) had access, entitled "Scientific Statement on Homosexuality"Can be read (in English) here.

NRM spokeswoman Evelyn Anite told the press that, after hearing the scientists, the president demanded their signatures in the dissertation, as it would be "a historical document" in laying the foundation for ratification of the bill. Undeterred, the scientists responsible for the work give their version of what happened.

"They cited our work erroneously," he said. Paul Bangirana, a psychologist at Makerere University and a member of the team of experts, to the magazine's online portal Science. "The report does not say anywhere that homosexuality is not genetic, and we have not said that it can be unlearned," he adds. Two of the 11 members of the advisory committee have resigned their posts in opposition to the use of the report to create legislation.

Among the propositions of this work, it is emphasized that "sexual expression is a function of biology, psychology, sociology and anthropology", the latter including cultural and religious influences. Ahead, "all sexual functions are determined by genes and their interactions with the environment." Therefore, the causes of homosexuality may be "biological, social, environmental, psychological, or a combination of them."

The report acknowledges that the current science has not identified a gene solely responsible for homosexual behavior but embraces the hypothesis that it is not a disease. In addition, "[G] ethically, homosexuality represents one of the variants of 'sexual orientation' possible in the same species. As is the case with many human behavioral variants, the evolution and emergence of self-identification of someone as 'homosexual'"Must be governed by innate and acquired characteristics.

Dean Hamer, a geneticist (quoted by the Ugandan study) who discovered the first evidence that homosexuality probably has some genetic causes, ensures that the Ugandan report conforms to the science of sexual orientation.

Although researchers have concluded that homosexuality is not a disease, nor is it an abnormality, the NRM party convention has interpreted that “it is not a disease, but merely an abnormal behavior that can be learned through experiences of life"

In an interview with African Center for Media Excellence, Bangirana revealed to be personally disappointed:

"We did not say that homosexuality is an abnormality. We categorically affirm that it is not an abnormality. We also report that there may be a biological basis for behavior, but there is no conclusive link for the time being. They [the party convention] left out some vital facts in our report. "

Dr. Bangirana says it is understandable that some media reports were produced by journalists who did not have the report at hand, "[w] hen they had the report, they have a responsibility to inform the nation on the basis of factual reports ".

Note from the editor of seropositivo.org. Anti-gay law, to me, is a tight-knit thing. Where did you first meet?

Buses will advise on violence against women

Buses will advise on violence against women

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Last week, police arrested two suspects of abusing women on subway trains

SAO PAULO, Brazil, March 29 (Folhapress) - The City of St. Paul received this week a bus that will circulate around town with a team that will provide guidance to women in situations of violence.

The staff teach women how to report abuse and seek help in organs of Justice and Health, as well as provide guidance on employment and income.

The initiative is a partnership of the Fernando Haddad (PT) with the federal government. The bus must circulate the outskirts of the city, where there is high incidence of women at risk among the first served neighborhoods is Parelheiros (south side).

According to Secretary of Policy for Women, Denise Motta Dau, the idea is that in addition to the county teams, an agreement with WPS ensures the presence of a delegate to record occurrences in cases of egregious violence.

The bus, which begins to move in the next day 2 April, has two treatment rooms, laptops, projectors, 50 chairs and adapted bathrooms.

The vehicle already circulating in other cities in Greater São Paulo.

The inauguration of the city bus was taken at an event in the presence of Mayor Haddad and Minister Eleonora Menicucci (Secretariat of Policies for Women of the Presidency).

Abuse on trains

The minister said after the event that studies start a campaign against violence against women within the public transport.

Last week, police arrested two suspects of abusing women on subway trains.

Menicucci said that such attitudes are worthy of repudiation. "The federal government regrets that happen. It's a violence against women, and in this case happens when the woman is going to or coming from work. What is in our power to avoid this will be done, "said the minister.

Sexual violence against women: from soropositivo.org Editor's note. Another way, and this disgusting practice of violence against women.

I think our very well paid lawmakers could find a way to fit this into rape, for the bastard spend some time behind bars feeling "in the fold" as it's good to be abused

HPV Awareness and Vaccine

HPV Awareness and Vaccine

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Gynecologist and professor at the Petrópolis School of Medicine (FMP / Phase)

The year of 2014 begins with a historic achievement for Brazilian public health: the introduction of the quadrivalent vaccine against human papillomavirus (types 6 and 11, 16 and 18) in the National Immunization Program. The administration of HPV vaccine in young people aged 9 to 13 years is the best way to prevent infection in adulthood. In this age group, the immune response to the vaccine is greater. The vaccine is indicated for girls and women aged 9 to 26 years for the prevention of cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva and anus, caused by HPV 16 and 18, and genital warts, caused by HPV 6 and 11. It is also indicated for boys and men from 9 to 26 years of age for cancer prevention, and genito-anal warts caused by HPV.

Genital HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease in women and men. Epidemiological studies have suggested that approximately 80% of women come into contact with HPV at some point in their lives.

Currently, more than 200 different types of HPV have been identified. About 45 infect the genital epithelium and male and female anus. Of these, 13 to 18 forms are related to oncogenic risk associated with genital cancer (cervix, vagina, vulva and penis), anus, respiratory and digestive tract. Non-oncogenic HPVs cause genital warts, low-grade squamous anogenital intraepithelial neoplasms and recurrent laryngeal.

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Almost all cervical cancer is caused by high-risk HPV. The problem is also responsible for 50% of cases of cancer of the vulva, vagina (70%), anal (93%) and oropharynx (60%), through HPV 16 and 18. HPV is a virus that is easily transmitted and is usually spreads imperceptibly. Transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse, transmissions by hand-genital and oral-genital contact have also been documented.

HPV

HPV vaccines represent a milestone in the field of immunization. Currently, we have two types of HPV vaccines on the market, and they have both oncogenic types (HPV 16 and 18), responsible for 70% of cervical cancer cases in the world. The quadrivalent vaccine has two more types, HPV 6 and 11, which account for 90% of cases of anogenital warts and juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis. The public vaccination against the virus started this March and, in Petrópolis, our FMP / Fase school ambulatory participates by doing the vaccination, together with other posts in the municipality, in a major mobilization in the area of ​​health against HPV. Note from the Editor of Soropositivo.org: Here on this site, more precisely on this link that HIV is the cause of 70% of neck cancers, it does not make any sense for moralistic families to expose their daughters (hostages to them) to all these risks, for fear that the HPV vaccine will lead girls to early sexuality. Rarely will we have many virgin girls at 15 with funk dances and the group of leko leko and pqp… thumb-090354-vaccination-resized

AIDS treatment includes sex, to improve quality of life

In addition to the cocktail, doctors encourage people with HIV to maintain a normal quality of life.

Treatment of AIDS it involves drugs, healthy habits and even sex

Gone were the days when AIDS was considered a death sentence and the patient could be recognized for his thin and depressed appearance. In recent years, the arrival of new medicines has provided more time and quality of life HIV-positive people. For infectologist Dr. Ralcyon Teixeira, from the Emílio Ribas Infectious Diseases Institute, in São Paulo, the treatment of the disease goes far beyond the daily use of pills.

- Other attitudes contribute significantly to the well-being of the patient, such as physical exercise, adoption of a balanced menu, smoking and other smoking cessation, moderation in alcohol consumption and even an active sex life, provided with a condom.

In case of disruption of condom, the recommendation is to notify the doctor urgently to prevent contamination of the partner. Psychological monitoring is also necessary for the patient to maintain self-esteem and overcome his fears, prejudices and guilt.

quality of life

The infectologist Dr. Ricardo Diaz, head of the Laboratory of Retrovirology of Unifesp (Federal University of São Paulo), points out that starting treatment early is one of the secrets for the welfare and safety of the infected.

- Without medicine, the HIV accelerates aging and anticipates the onset of some diseases that usually arise with advancing age, including osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes and heart attack.

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In addition, he cites another advantage of the medication: "the reduction to almost zero of the patient transmitting the virus to another person, especially in a sexual relationship.

Medicines cocktail

In the past, a patient diagnosed with AIDS sometimes took more than 20 tablets a day to try to control HIV and low-immunity-related illnesses. This made adherence to treatment difficult and caused countless side effects.

With the evolution of medicine and making the early diagnosis of infection, this number fell to up to three pills daily with less "setbacks". The Brazilian government is also studying the national production of a pill containing three active ingredients in a single daily pill, which would further facilitate treatment.

The medication, according to Dr. Teixeira, prevents the multiplication of the HIV virus and, consequently, prevents the weakening of the immune system and prevents the appearance of so-called opportunistic infections - pneumocystose and neurotoxoplasmosis, for example. It is also important to keep vaccination up to date, especially against influenza and pneumonia.

Treatment is expensive, but since 1991, Brazil offers the free antiAIDS cocktail and distributes condoms to the entire population. Even so, there is still a lot of resistance from people to have safe sex and the HIV test, as the infectologist Emílio Ribas laments.

- One in four people do not know they have AIDS, and with early diagnosis it is possible to have quality of life. If a pregnant woman, for example, discovers the disease early, it is possible to treat it by preventing the baby also being contaminated. Not to mention that young people are forgetting about safe sex.

Collateral effects

The new drugs have managed to improve treatment but do not exempt the patient from the dreaded side effects. Among the most common, Dr. Ralcyon highlights lipodystrophy - changes in body fat distribution.

- There is a decrease in fat in the legs, arms and cheeks and an increase in fat in the abdomen, breast, neck and neck region. These modifications eventually deform the person's physical appearance and sometimes we need to intervene with fills and prosthetics.

The doctor adds high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol change and anemia as other consequences of the medication. Even so, the Unifesp specialist advocates treatment at any stage of the disease.

- It is true that we do not know the effects of medication in the medium and long term, but we have advanced a lot in this regard and, as we are still far from cure, we have to prioritize a better life. This will only be possible with the tablets.

For Dr. Diaz, overcoming fear and getting tested for HIV at least once a year is the first step in a longer life.

“Admitting that you are infected with the HIV virus, adhering to treatment and adopting healthy habits is the path to success. Despite improved treatment, allowing the HIV-positive person or the AIDS patient to maintain a high level of quality of life, preventing the disease should still be a priority for anyone.