Reporting the Homosexuality and HIV/AIDS, Case of the HIV Excellency Center, Lubumbashi University, DR Congo

Reporting the Homosexuality and HIV/AIDS, Case of the HIV Excellency Center, Lubumbashi University, DR Congo

In most African countries, homosexuality is not recognised. In the African background, this is also the case of DR Congo, governed by the faith and practise of religious morality and the practises of our venerated ancestors. The aim of this study is to show the vulnerability in our field of men having sex with men ( MSM) to HIV / AIDS. An observation was performed at the Lubumbashi University Excellence Center, where four open community MSMs have been monitored for two years. They have been checked for their commitment to medication, clinical and biological backgrounds, and their integration. It results in the majority of MSM hiding behind bisexuality and only a handful of them publicly declaring themselves as such and having access to the care services available. The stigma attached to HIV infection has left an indelible mark in our setting, and in a social context strongly affected by religion, the homosexual community is not spared, already indexed, as mysterious, ritualistic, The trends and customs. Despite challenging working conditions, the Center of Excellence provides holistic treatment, hiring MSM is not easy in the context of political and social homophobia, and the issue is important to talk about the tolerance and respect due to each person to live his life and his choice because stigma and silence destroy.

Author(s) Details

Katabwa Kabongo Joe
Center of Excellence of HIV/AIDS, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

Kanyinda Emery
Center of Excellence of HIV/AIDS, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

Makoy Erick

Center of Excellence of HIV/AIDS, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

Marcel Kayembe
Center of Excellence of HIV/AIDS, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

Tavele Shungu Junior
Center of Excellence of HIV/AIDS, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

Nkokesha Kabongo
Berea Government Hospital, Lesotho.

Wembo Nyama Stanis
Center of Excellence of HIV/AIDS, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo.


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