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HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa
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Men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionately higher burden of HIV infection than the general population. The objective of this review is to demonstrate the evidence on the epidemiology of HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The paper notes that MSM in the MENA are a largely hidden population because of a prevailing stigma towards this type of sexual behaviour, thereby limiting the ability to assess infection transmission patterns among them.

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A House Full of Trap Doors: Identifying barriers to resilient drylands in the toolbox of pastoral development
Saverio Krätli; Brigitte Kaufmann; Hassan Roba; Pierre Hiernaux; Wenjun Li; Marcos Easdale; Christian Hülsebusch / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2015
The theoretical framework for the scientific understanding of the drylands is almost the opposite today of what was mainstream in the 1970s, but the methodological infrastructure of analytical tools and practices is still catching up....
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Mapping and explaining attitudes toward political Islam among ordinary citizens in The Middle East and North Africa
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