Malaysia’s leading HIV organization has spoken out strongly against LGBT discrimination. It says discrimination and stigma are the main causes of new HIV cases in the country. ‘We speak against homophobia, transphobia, and fear mongering against LBGT people for being the “biggest contributors” of new HIV infections in Malaysia as reported by a number of media outlets this past week,’ said the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) in a statement. Malaysia is one of 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region that accounts for 95% of new HIV cases. Last year, 84% of new HIV infections were sexually transmitted: 46% of those were men who have sex with men (MSM).
October 16 / Gay Star News