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Pills Aren't Enough! Ending the Epidemic in the Trans Community

The majority of resources required to address the complex needs of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people in New York State already exist, but are often inaccessible to those who need them most for a variety of reasons, including provider prejudice and insensitivity, lack of knowledge of TGNC-specific issues, difficulty in obtaining identity documents, fear of disclosing a transgender identity or history, racism, and so forth.

Published
09 January 2017
From
The Body
Dear Gay Men, An Open Letter

The same kind of fear that keeps us from coming out as gay keeps many of us from coming out as HIV-positive.

Published
09 January 2017
From
Advocate
STI Diagnoses Rise Among PrEP Users in a Northern California Health System

Among a large group of people accessing Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from a Northern California health system, the quarterly rates of rectal gonorrhea and urethral chlamydia increased steadily and about doubled after one year.

Published
05 January 2017
From
POZ
US: Immigrant Women Face Many Barriers to HIV Testing and Care

Immigrant women living with HIV often juggle multiple identities, all of which are the target of discrimination and stigma: HIV status, female gender, person of color, foreign accent and/or poor command of English. Many also come from countries with a high prevalence of HIV and/or have experienced trauma and abuse during their journey to the U.S. These disadvantages are compounded by policies that prevent immigrants' access to health insurance, fear of immigration enforcement, low socio-economic status and cultural belief systems that may be at odds with mainstream U.S. health care practices.

Published
03 January 2017
From
The Body
Why Voters Who Put Trump in Power Are at High Risk of HIV and Hepatitis C

98 percent of the 220 counties most at risk of HIV and hep C outbreaks voted for Trump.

Published
29 December 2016
From
Poz
Gay Rights Groups Brave Abuse, Violence to Fight HIV in Cameroon

Cameroon has the second highest HIV prevalence rate in West and Central Africa, after Nigeria, and men who have sex with men are hit the hardest, says the U.N. AIDS program (UNAIDS).

Published
29 December 2016
From
NBCNews.com
Virologic failure detected in a quarter of ART-treated children in Tanzania

A quarter of children and adolescents in Tanzania taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) have major resistance to one or more anti-HIV drug, investigators report in AIDS. In 86%

Published
28 December 2016
By
Michael Carter
In the era of universal treatment, what are HIV clinical guidelines for?

The purpose and structure of clinical HIV guidelines may have to change radically now that universal treatment on diagnosis is the clinical consensus, physicians from the European

Published
22 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Listerine gargle every day helps slow spread of gonorrhoea, study finds

Daily rinsing and gargling with a commercial brand of mouthwash could help control the spread of gonorrhoea, a study has found.

Published
20 December 2016
From
The Guardian
African Americans taking ART have high incidence of illness associated with risk of cardiovascular disease

Black HIV-positive men and women receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) have especially high rates of health problems that can increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease, investigators from the

Published
20 December 2016
By
Michael Carter

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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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