Section 377A strengthens and perpetuates stigma and discrimination of Men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) and Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), and Action for AIDS firmly believes that the repeal of Section 377A will significantly strengthen HIV and STI Control Programmes in Singapore, not just for the gay and other homosexual men, but indeed for everyone.
As an active citizen, Prof Roy Chan helped set up AfA 30 years ago and is currently the president of AfA. His contributions have helped shaped many communities in Singapore including marginalized groups and individuals. The organization continues to empower and engaging persons living with HIV, ensuring that their voices are heard and needs met.
This video footage is a part of S’pore Discovery Centre’s National Day 2018 ‘We’re SG’ Special Exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.sdc.com.sg.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Benjamin Bernice Gho. He used to front several local gay bar, namely MOX and Does Your Mother Know (DYMK) and a “mother” to many.
We in AfA who have known him closely are still trying to come to terms with this sad, tragic news. We have known Ben for many years and are devastated to learn of his passing.
This year, we were honoured to present the Awards to two remarkable organisations with whom we have enjoyed significant partnerships: The British High Commission and Luxasia Foundation. At the event to receive the Awards were His Excellency Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore, and Mr Patrick Chong, Chairman of Luxasia Foundation.
The mass shooting in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando is a tragedy and sobering reminder of the homophobia LGBT individuals experience on a daily basis. We are shocked and saddened by what has transpired in Orlando and we share in the pain of the families and friends of the victims.
The number of infections among gays and other MSM reported in 2015 in Singapore was the highest ever since the start of the epidemic. This follows the drop in the number of infections in 2014 compared to 2013, and it is a disheartening statistic.
Out of the 144 cases, MOH found that about 39 per cent of them already had late-stage HIV infection when they were diagnosed. This is lower than 49 per cent last year.
Interview with Prof Roy Chan, former Director of the National Skin Centre and Founding President of Action for AIDS (Singapore). He explained why sexually-transmitted diseases are managed by dermatologists in Singapore, and also discussed the state of HIV social acceptance and management in Singapore
Professor Roy Chan, who is on the governing council of the International Aids Society and president of Action for Aids, told The Straits Times: “(The virus) infects and multiplies in a variety of organs – these include the brain, lymph nodes, genital tract and gut. These organs are reservoirs of HIV that are not treated and cannot be eliminated by conventional antiretroviral treatment…