Unprotected. Anal. Sex. That is what is driving the rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the Philippines. It is not “gay sex” that is driving the HIV epidemic because anal sex is not synonymous to gay sex. To use the term gay sex as a euphemism, substitute or synonym implies that only gay men have anal sex and by correlation, only gay men are vulnerable to being infected by HIV. Both are not true. Let’s break this down into smaller parts. >>>
The HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues to rapidly grow in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). One of the main reasons for this is the adoption of homophobic laws, so-called "laws prohibiting homosexual propaganda."