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  • My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA

    The majority of KUCHENGA’s sexual partners are straight. In her first My PrEP Story blog, KUCHENGA says it’s trans women who are educating straight men about PrEP. My PrEP Story is the personal voice of people who are using, or have used, PrEP. Find out more about their decisions to use PrEP, how they have navigated using PrEP, and their very own PrEP journey.

    24 September 2018 | Prepster
  • UNAIDS welcomes ground-breaking decision by India’s Supreme Court that strikes down law criminalizing LGBTI people

    UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to annul key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 criminalizes sexual relations between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

    06 September 2018 | UNAIDS
  • A Day in the Life: Caring for Transgender Patients in New York City

    Joshua D. Safer, MD, executive director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in the Mount Sinai Health System sat down to talk with JAMA about a typical Tuesday.

    30 August 2018 | JAMA
  • Intervention for young transgender women to reduce risk of HIV

    Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender women who received standard preventive care with testing for HIV/sexually transmitted infections and counseling in a randomized clinical trial.

    14 August 2018 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • 'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.' - Life On The Margins In L.G.B.T. Africa

    Elton John writes: "We asked the photographer Robin Hammond to take his camera to countries like Kenya and Ghana, where homosexuality is illegal, and to Mozambique, where it is widely condemned, as part of his “ Where Love Is Illegal ” project. By depicting local advocates and by sharing their stories, these images and narratives show that those affected by this epidemic are not evil. In fact, they’re not really any different from anyone else."

    26 June 2018 | New York Times
  • ‘Culturally competent’ transgender health care starts with clinicians

    Infectious Disease News spoke with several experts about how to improve transgender care in the U.S. and what areas of research need to be scaled up. Experts said a lot can be done at the clinical level to make transgender patients feel more comfortable and to improve their access to care, including having appropriately trained staff.

    15 June 2018 | Healio (requires free registration)
  • Viral suppression among transgender women is improving, but results are still below the national average

    Recently we took a close look at the progress that has been made in the overall percentage of people diagnosed with HIV who have achieved viral suppression in the United States. The overall results showed improvement but hid the fact that some populations are at risk of being left behind.

    21 May 2018 | The Black AIDS Institute
  • UNAIDS congratulates the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the passage of the Transgender Persons Bill

    The bill is transformational for transgender people who, in the past, either had to live with formal identification papers which did not accurately reflect their gender or go without identity papers. 

    14 May 2018 | UNAIDS
  • Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'

    59-year-old Rebecca De Havalland, born in Longford and raised in Dublin, rose to fame in the UK in the 1980s as a successful model agent. She had a career that was on an upward spiral. However, she had two secrets that would soon drastically impact her future – being a transgender woman and a HIV diagnosis.

    24 April 2018 | The Journal
  • ‘Culturally competent’ transgender health care starts with clinicians

    Infectious Disease News spoke with several experts about how to improve transgender care in the U.S. and what areas of research need to be scaled up. Experts said a lot can be done at the clinical level to make transgender patients feel more comfortable and to improve their access to care, including having appropriately trained staff.

    23 April 2018 | Healio
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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.

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