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As a part of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2015, Lorna Dias, Executive Coordinator of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya talks about growing up and coming out as lesbian in Kenya.
Seventy-five advocates from across Africa—friends, allies, researchers—came together for a one-day meeting in Johannesburg on April 14 to discuss the recent dapivirine ring results, what they mean in the broader context of women’s HIV prevention, what comes next and key milestones to plan for. The recently released results of the dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV prevention demonstrated, for the first time, that an ARV-containing vaginal ring could prevent HIV acquisition. The trial data caused celebration and immediate conversation about what…