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  • Where Do I Fit In? PrEP and Transgender Men

    There aren’t guidelines about Truvada-based PrEP use for transgender men who have sex with men because there haven’t been any studies specifically looking at how the drug works in our bodies. In fact, major PrEP clinical efficacy trials have not included transgender men in any of their study populations to date.

    26 August 2015 | BETA blog
  • Trans health care in the USA: a long way to go

    The US health system is ill prepared, and often unwilling, to provide care for the trans community as a recent Twitter campaign highlighted. Rita Rubin reports from Washington, DC.

    21 August 2015 | The Lancet
  • LGBTI rights language stripped from UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

    Several developed nations, including the United Kingdom and Brazil, had wanted to have language in the agreement which could have been interpreted to include protecting the rights of transgender persons and sexual minorities but these were stripped from the final text that member states will approve.

    07 August 2015 | Gay Star News
  • Transgender people and HIV: Policy brief

    This technical brief summarizes essential information and existing WHO recommendations for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care among transgender populations.

    22 July 2015 | WHO
  • Transgender Malaysians targeted as religious authorities' influence grows, LGBTI community says

    Members of Malaysia's LGBTI community are speaking out about being violently attacked in the moderate Muslim nation, saying the abuse has become common as religious authorities push for more power.

    06 July 2015 | ABC
  • African scientists on anti-homosexuality laws: Criminalization harms public health

    Report details how criminalization and discrimination against sexual minorities fuels spread of infectious diseases among general populations as well as among men who have sex with men.

    12 June 2015 | Science Speaks
  • UN says gays are victims of violent abuse all over the world

    The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of "pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination" in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said actions by some countries to reduce violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity since the last report in 2011 have been overshadowed by continuing human rights violations against these groups, too often perpetrated with impunity. See http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Discrimination/A.HRC.19.41_English.pdf for report.

    02 June 2015 | Associated Press
  • 3 things to keep in mind about trans (men’s) inclusion in HIV prevention research

    Prevention research and interventions (e.g., PrEP demonstration projects) that focus on trans women are needed, rather than problematically lumping them in with men who have sex with men.

    01 June 2015 | CATIE
  • The Quest for Transgender Equality

    Being transgender today is still unreasonably hard, but it is far from hopeless.

    05 May 2015 | New York Times (editorial)
  • Gay and Bi Men Eager to Enter PrEP Demonstration Project

    Transgender women and men who have sex with men have been eager to participate in the U.S. PrEP Demonstration Project, a real-world study of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis.

    05 May 2015 | AIDSMeds
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