31
Dec

Sex work in Ye

This document outlines the economic circumstances of sex work in Ye. An answer is given to the question in the title “Why Women Become Sex Workers”. But the deeper issues are much more complex.

30
Dec

လိင္ကူးစက္ေရာဂါ ကာကြယ္ရန္ ကြန္ဒံုးသံုးေသာ္လည္း အရည္အေသြး၊သံုးနည္းမမွန္လွ်င္ မထိေရာက္

လိင္ဆက္ဆံျခင္းမွတဆင့္ ျဖစ္ပြားသည့္ေရာဂါမ်ားမွ ကာကြယ္ရန္ ေစ်းကြက္အတြင္း ေရာင္းခ်လ်က္ရွိသည့္ ကြန္ဒံုးမ်ားတြင္ အရည္အေသြး၊ သံုးစြဲနည္းစနစ္မက်သျဖင့္ ကြန္ဒံုး သံုးေသာ္လည္း ေရာဂါကူးႏိုင္သည္ဟု ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဆရာ၀န္အသင္း အေထြေထြ ေရာဂါကု ဆရာ၀န္အဖြဲ႕အတြင္းေရးမွဴးႏွင့္ ကုလသမဂၢလူဦးေရ ရန္ပံုေငြအဖြဲ႕ လက္ေထာက္ဌာေန ကိုယ္စားလွယ္ ေဒါက္တာေန၀င္းက ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ဆရာ၀န္အသင္းရွိ လူငယ္ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရး အစီအစဥ္ ခန္းမတြင္ ႏို၀င္ဘာ ၂၇ ရက္က ေျပာသည္။

30
Dec

No Rise in HIV infection in northern Burma

The [him] moderator hopes that the KIO officials do not really think that sexual promiscuity and drug addiction cause HIV infection. One can have hundreds of different sexual partners and be sick with drug dependence for many years without being infected. Sterile injecting equipment and condoms are needed. It is good to see that they are being distributed on the KIO's watch.

29
Dec

Burmese sex workers in Moreh

The [him] moderator is not sure how sex workers “pouring into” a place leads to a “gradual increase”. But this article confirms that sex work on this border is active. And an Indian NGO is on to it.

28
Dec

HIV among IDUs in SEARO

Don't miss downloading this excellent paper on HIV among injecting drug users in the countries of WHO's Southeast Asia region. … The abstract states: “In Nepal, north-east India, and some cities in Myanmar, there is some evidence of decline in risk behaviours and a concomitant decline in HIV prevalence.”

28
Dec

၂၀၀၉ ခုႏွစ္ ခုခံစြမ္းအားက်ေရာဂါေန႔

ယခုႏွစ္ ေဆာင္ပုဒ္ ယခုႏွစ္၏ ဤေန႔ေဆာင္ပုဒ္မွာ ''ေအအိုင္ဒီအက္(စ္) တိုက္ဖ်က္ဖို႔၊ ခြဲျခားမႈကို ေရွာင္ၾကဥ္လို႔ အားလံုးပူးေပါင္း ေဆာင္ရြက္စို႔'' ဟု ဆံုးျဖတ္ေခၚဆို ေရးသားေၾကညာခဲ့ၿပီး ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ဤေဆာင္ပုဒ္၏ အဓိပၸာယ္မွာ AIDS ေဝဒနာရွင္တို႔ကို ခြဲျခားေရွာင္ၾကဥ္မေနၾကပါပဲ ဤေရာဂါကာကြယ္ေရး ကုသျပဳစု ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးအတြက္ စုေပါင္းႀကိဳးစားေဆာင္ရြက္ ေနထိုင္စားေသာက္ သြားၾကပါစို႔ဟု အဓိပၸာယ္ ရေၾကာင္းပါခင္ဗ်ာ။

27
Dec

Courage

Below is a piece from Monsters and Critics based on the article that was carried by the DPA news service after World AIDS Day. The [him] moderator applauds the courage of Ma Aye Aye Khing in coming out about her family's serostatus and hope that other people who go to Daw Phyu Phyu's clinic will also do so.

27
Dec

အိပ္ခ်္အိုင္ဗီ ကာကြယ္ေရး ဩစေၾတးလ် ေထာက္ပံ့

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ၏ အိပ္ခ်္အိုင္ဗီ ကာကြယ္ ေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားတြင္ အသံုးျပဳရန္ ဩစေၾတးလ်ေဒၚလာ ၇၅၀,၀၀၀ (အေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ ခုနစ္သိန္းနီးပါး)ကို ဩစေၾတးလ်အစိုးရက ေထာက္ပံ့မည္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ဒီဇင္ဘာလ ၁ ရက္ေန႔က သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့သည္။

26
Dec

Alcohol, harm reduction, and HIV in Myanmar / Burma

Alcohol consumption is linked to HIV acquisition and transmission. The World Health Organization is working on a draft global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol which has about one hundred policy possibilities including this narrow one. It even has harm reduction in it! Read it below.

26
Dec

အိမ္တံခါးကို လာေခါက္ေနတဲ့ အိပ္ခ်္အိုင္ဗီ

“ဒီႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕ ကူးစက္မႈဦးေရကလည္း ၄၀ ရာခိုင္ ႏႈန္းေလာက္ ရွိေနပါၿပီ။ ႏိုင္ငံေပါင္း ၁၃၀ မွာ လည္း ၁၁၄ ႏိုင္ငံက HIV ျဖစ္ပြားသူေတြက မူးယစ္ ေဆး၀ါးကေန ျဖစ္ၾကပါတယ္။ က်န္တဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံ ၂၀ ေက်ာ္ကလည္း တျခားနည္းလမ္းနဲ႔ ကူးစက္တာ ျဖစ္ၾကပါတယ္။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ အိပ္ခ်္အိုင္ဗီက အိမ္တံခါးကို လာေခါက္ေနပါၿပီ။ သတိထားဖို႔ လိုပါတယ္”

25
Dec

The state of Myanmar media

In this bleak article is a little gem. Alcohol and tobacco advertising is banned from next week.

24
Dec

Burmese PLWHIV in Malaysia

This is an empathic view.

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