"What we have been witnessing over the last five to eight years is a major shift of the epidemic towards the gay community," according to Dr.
Jacques Mokhbat, one of Lebanon's leading HIV/AIDS specialists and founder of the Lebanese AIDS Society.
Unlike much of the Middle East, HIV infection patterns in Lebanon are increasingly mirroring those of the West.
Although HIV/AIDS is seen in most Middle Eastern countries as a broad-based, low-risk epidemic among heterosexuals that affects less than 1 percent of the population, the infection profile in Lebanon is realigning to include homosexuals, intravenous drug users, prison inmate and sex workers - the same at-risk populations as in the West.
The Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC), recognizing the impact of sexual assault on all individuals, families, and communities, counsels and support clients, advocates for the rights of victims and educates for the elimination of sexual assault.
From 1983-1985, victims of sexual violence in Lebanon County were served by local volunteers working with the Harrisburg Rape Crisis Center.
I am Matthew Dunn, attorney and founder of the Dunn Law Firm. Before you go all, ‘you don’t know what you’re talking about on me’ you should know that I compiled this list with the help of about 10 different LEBANESE people, sprinkling in a few of my own experiences here and there. Factors to take into consideration when determining compatibility are usually in this order: Religion, Social Status, Educational Status, Political Party, Attraction, Sense of Humor, Values, and that thing called LOVE. Many relationships develop in cars and parking lots (a favorite being the Dbayeh Marina), as most young people live at home with their parents until they are married (and sometimes even after they’re married! ), or have one of their mutual friends introduce them.I’m well aware that this list isn’t going to include everyone, but I’m going for the most typical thoughts, behaviors, and views here. Is it accurate, totally inaccurate, or somewhere in between? This could mean that two people will stare at each other the whole night, but neither one will make the move unless facilitated by a third party. That being said, once contact has been made.“dating/getting to know each other” takes place over Facebook, MSN, Gmail chat/BBM since casual dating is difficult because everywhere you go in Lebanon, you are bound to run into someone you know..which makes you define the relationship too soon into it.Therefore, it often appears that relationships progress quite quickly since most of the “dating/getting to know each other before it’s official” takes place online.in cars.in parking lots.So, as soon as two people go out ALONE in public, it usually means that things are “official.” 5.While other (more conservative) Lebanese women take their virginity so seriously that they don’t even wear tampons. If you are an Eastern European woman living in Lebanon (and not working in a supernight club) you will automatically be labeled a prostitute no matter how many degrees you have, languages you speak, or high powered positions you’ve held. For most Lebanese men, looks still comes ahead of intelligence, character, and moral values.