On top of this LGBTI people often refrain from discussing their sexuality with health workers or hide certain aspects of their sexual practices. Others may stay away from clinics and hospitals to avoid stigma and discrimination. CNN A gay deputy headmaster of a boys' school in Zimbabwe has resigned after death Contact Gay in Zimbabwe on Messenger and pressure from parents.
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The first is that this group of people remains marginalised and excluded from health policies, particularly around testing and treatment of HIV. Reuse this content. Follow CNN Africa on social media. All of this creates porous areas through which HIV can spread.
He replied that the law would continue to prevail, saying : In our Constitution it is banned — and it is my duty to obey my constitution. Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe spoke against homosexuality at the United Nations General Assembly in , saying, "We equally reject attempts to prescribe new rights that contrary to our values, norms, traditions and beliefs.
It allows us the opportunity to discuss this societal issue openly," a Twitter user said.