We refer to comments made by Senior Minister of State for Health Balaji Sadasivan about a potential HIV/AIDS epidemic in Singapore reported on 11 November 2004 and 12 November 2004...
The MSM HIV/STI Prevention Programme
Local (Updated: 13 Mar 2004)
There is a general concern that a continued rise in HIV infection among MSM in Singapore will lead to the authorities closing down MSM establishments (bathhouses in particular, as has been done in the US) and clamping down on MSM activities in general in an effort to control the spread of HIV infection.
Rather than allow the authorities to deal with the situation as they see fit, the community, especially its stakeholders and gatekeepers, should take appropriate measures to effectively deal with the spread of HIV and STI among MSM.
Please disseminate the information below (especially about the HIV/STI situation) to your customers, members, and friends.
We hope you can help to alert the community to the seriousness of the situation and encourage the adoption of relevant risk reduction measures.