Tuesday, October 13, 2009

UNAIDS Head visits outreach programme for men who have sex with men in Mumbai

  Because sex between men doesn’t lead to procreation, it is not taken seriously in India. At Humsafar, we never ask who you are; we’re only interested in whether you’re playing safe or not.

During his visit to The Humsafar Trust site in Mumbai, Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé shared with its founder, gay activist Mr Ashok Row Kavi, his vision of achieving universal access to HIV prevention, care and treatment in India by 2010.

Mr Sidibé was visiting Mumbai during his first visit to India as Executive Director of UNAIDS, he also congratulated The Trust on its contribution towards making the annulment of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code a reality. The organization was part of the petition filed in a Delhi court against Section 377 which criminalized homosexual sex.

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