The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and Gay Men's Community-Based Responses in Japan

Koerner, Jane; Ichikawa, Seiichi
August 2011
Intersections: Gender & Sexuality in Asia & the Pacific;Aug2011, Issue 26, p5
Academic Journal
The article discusses the incidence of and responses to HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Japan. According to the author, community development activities organized by gay non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have increased preventative behaviours among MSM. It is suggested that HIV awareness promotion is needed in more regions and that more funding is needed for gay NGOs and community centres. Stigmas faced by MSM in Japan and the NGO MASH Osaka are also discussed.


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