90% of gay men in Asia-Pacific countries refused HIV care

10 to 30% of new HIV infections. This rate will only increase considering that some countries like Thailand and India go so far as to confiscate condoms from gay men. Other nations, like China and Singapore, censor HIV education materials.


19 of 48 Asian countries outlaw male-on-male sex. Punishment varies between countries from execution in Afghanistan and north-west Pakistan to whipping in Malaysia and Indonesia's Aceh region.


Other countries selectively enforce laws, like anti-prostitution regulations,   in order to target homosexual men. In Sri Lanka and the Philippines, vagrancy laws are used specifically against gay men.


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A new report by the UN Development Programme and the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health, uncovered some shocking human rights violations against homosexual men in Asia-Pacific countries.  As reported by BBC.com, the study found that 90% of gay men in the Asia-Pacific region can't obtain HIV medical aid due to anti-homosexual laws. Over half the countries in this region have laws against gay sex. Nepal, India, the Philippines, and South Korea recently passed new laws to address this bias, but these are the exceptions.

In this region, homosexuals and bisexuals account for

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