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WTF?! Philippines’ HIV Efforts Exclude Queer Men

While HIV was initially thought of as a “gay disease” — an ignorant misconception that opened the door for lethal homophobia — it’s true that gay, bisexual and trans men are still a major a risk group for the virus. Which makes it all the more strange that the Philippines just launched an “AIDS hour” commemoration that excludes men who have sex with men. That and more in our round-up of HIV news from around the world.

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