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My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA (part 2)

When a friend stays over, I notice the flash glance in the morning as I dole out my PrEP meds, hormones and vitamins from my divider and down them with citrus juice. Silence doesn’t ‘always’ speak volumes but in this case it does.

Published
11 June 2019
From
Prepster
Trans Woman With HIV Dies During Release From ICE Custody After Being Denied Meds

An HIV-positive trans woman asylum seeker from El Salvador died during the process of being released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on June 1 after being denied HIV medication, ThinkProgress reports. She was 25 years old.

Published
05 June 2019
From
The Body
On the Shoulders of Giants: Cecilia Chung

Cecilia Chung's extraordinary HIV and trans advocacy work started in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood -- the same place where a supportive community first helped her come to terms with her own gender identity, as well as her HIV status.

Published
03 June 2019
From
The Body
Special Report: As Trump rewrites health rules, Pence sees conservative agenda born again

In a sweeping social policy shift, the Trump administration is seeking to remake health rules at home and abroad for women, gay and transgender people, restricting access to abortion, curtailing support for contraception and narrowing the scope of civil rights in healthcare.

Published
02 June 2019
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Reuters
The World Health Organization Will Stop Classifying Transgender People as Having a 'Mental Disorder'

The World Health Organization (WHO) approved a resolution to remove “gender identity disorder” from its global manual of diagnoses, in a move that will have a “liberating effect on transgender people worldwide,” says Human Rights Watch.

Published
28 May 2019
From
Time
Trump administration proposes rolling back transgender health care protections

A new proposal from the Trump administration would roll back health care protections for transgender people. The proposed regulation, announced Friday, scraps ObamaCare's definition of "sex discrimination" to remove protections for gender identity. That provision said patients cannot be turned away because they are transgender, nor can they be denied coverage if they need a service that’s related to their transgender status.

Published
27 May 2019
From
The Hill
US: Rates of viral suppression similar between transgender women, cisgender patients

Transgender women with HIV continue to experience challenges with retention in care, but those who are engaged in care achieve viral suppression at a rate comparable to that of cisgender women and men of a similar age, race and HIV risk group, researchers reported.

Published
16 May 2019
From
Healio
UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from discrimination

Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17 May, UNAIDS is calling on all countries to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Discriminatory laws drive key populations out of reach of critical health and social services.

Published
16 May 2019
From
UNAIDS
Why PrEP Matters For Trans People Like Me

Taking that first pill was so much more than just swallowing medication – it was a ceremonial moment for my wellbeing.

Published
03 May 2019
From
HuffPost
Do Feminizing Hormones Impact Efficacy of PrEP Drugs?

A team of investigators is examining why some transgender women taking hormones may need higher levels of PrEP medication.

Published
29 April 2019
From
Contagion Live
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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