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A clinic for gays in Paraguay

Kuimba'e a small clinical care for gays. © Somos Gay.
Kuimba'e a small clinical care for gays. © Somos Gay.

(Blogmensgo, May 29, 2013) The first "clinical care and well-being of man" was inaugurated on May 24, 2013 in Asunción, capital of Paraguay. Clinical Kuimba'e is specifically for Gay and offers consultations, vaccinations and free and confidential care.

Somos Gay: Website | Facebook Page | @ SOMOSGAY

Established in the center of the capital Asunción, clinical Kuimba'e result of an initiative of the Paraguayan Association Somos Gay, with the financial support of the U.S. Aids Healthcare Foundation (NGOAHF ) through its Latin branch America. The clinic is headed by Dr. Iván Allende, who also oversees health issues in Somos Gay.

Any medical team (a generalist, a proctologist, a urologist, psychologists, nutritionists, social workers and nutritionists) are providing care free of charge and confidential.

The staff pays special attention to prevention (distribution of condoms), screening and vaccination on HIV / AIDS, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Various opportunistic infections or diseases, such as tetanus and papillomavirus, also benefit from specific care taken.

The opening of such a facility is to better serve a gay audience particularly stigmatized in Paraguay. In this country strong macho and homophobic culture, some 500 000 à 700 000 gays are difficult to disclose their homosexuality, or even talk of STIs with their GP. So to overcome this strong societal discrimination and medical that the idea of ​​a clinic specifically designed for gays.

Horacio Cards , elected president of Paraguay, who will take office on August 15, 2013, had said during the campaign that he "would take a bullet in the balls" if his son was gay (the applicant subsequently withdrew his remarks after s' be excused).

The clinic will open in principle on Tuesday and Thursday from 15 am to 18 pm, from the last week of May 2013. On Facebook, the association Somos Gay evokes a rather open Monday to Saturday from 14 h to 22 h, care being offered 16 am to 20 pm.

For more information on clinical Kuimba'e  Address: Calle Independencia Nacional 1032 casi Manduvirá. Sheet Foursquare

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo (via The Presse.ca May 24 and Romandie.com May 25, 2013)

 

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