Off the Map:How HIV/AIDS programming is Failing Same-Sex Practicing People in Africa, published by IGLHRC was launched on 15th February at Behind the Mask in Johannesburg. The book aims to give attention to the fact that same sex practising Africans are at increased risk of HIV because of both biological and social vulnerabilities. “Challenges to the right of freedom of expression, housing, arbitrary arrest, bodily integrity, increase the vulnerability of our community.
In this book various activists from around the continent contributed personal stories while others interviewed people who had HIV/ Aids related stories to tell. The book relates to AIDS Law Project’s Jonathan Berger’s research-Re-sexualizing the Epidemic, where he investigated the issue of little funding and public attention paid to the issue.