HIV in Malaysia

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as we all know is something that no human would ever wish to be infected with. Few days ago I was reading The Star newspaper in the library when an article about AIDS stuff suddenly appear on the bottom of the page. It was reported that most of the new cases were drug abusers which makes up 57%. This is then followed up by 30 percent from heterosexual relationships. It also reported that women infected with AIDS is on the rise from 9.5% in 2000 to 20% in 2008. Muslims on their own contributing 70% of the reports. After that I did some online search only to end up having no information or what-so-ever about the percentage contributed by the LGBT in Malaysia. But some sources have reported that the main cause of the spread recently is due the the lack of knowledge and education. This reflects on how "effective" our education system here in Malaysia. About half a year ago, I was stunned when I watched some gay themed movies seeing some people holding banners and cardboard saying that HIV/AIDS is GOD's punishment on the LGBTs. Now I can only laugh at it coz it's funny when the punishment is now dealt upon heterosexuals. LOL! I have nothing against 'straight' people here. Just sharing some info here.





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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The HIV prevallance rate among gay men in KL is between 3.8% to 9%. The 3.8% is on the UNAIDS Malaysian report 2010 and the 9% is base on gay men doing the HIV Test at PT Foundation last year.

Skyhawk said...

Those who assume and think that HIV is the God punishment to LGBTs is naive, shallow and ignorance.

William said...

HIV does not discriminate unlike bigots.

Bravebear said...

Anonymous, thanks for the info... but that is just in KL... what about Malaysia?

Skyhawk, ya gua... hahaha!

William, anti-discrimination!!!

Anonymous said...

Its really hard to say whats the prevallance rate in the whole of Malaysia because there were no official studies done besides the 2 that i had previously mentioned. But at the moment, there is a hiv prevallance being conducted for gay men in penang. I also know that the prevallance rate mentioned on the Ministry of health Malaysia is under reported and some information (esp with regards to HIV prevallance on Transgender ad sex workers) are withheld because the information will not reflect well with the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Ban said...

I'd go with the 3.8%, MAYBE. Those who go to HIV test provided by PT foundation are quite likely to be involved in unsafe practices (biased sample), so of course it'd be much higher than normal. 3.8% is still VERY high mind you. But drug abuse is definitely the main cause in Malaysia.

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