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Issue Brief: Trans Populations and HIV: Time to End the Neglect

Evidence suggests that trans populations may be the most heavily burdened by HIV worldwide. Failure of the global HIV response to meet the needs of this at-risk group is largely the result of wide-scale stigma, neglect, and institutionalized discrimination.

Published
15 April 2014
From
amFAR
The economic costs and development impact of exclusion of LGBT people

The loss of labour productivity and output because of employment discrimination and the loss of life years due to early death or disability could generate costs of up to US$ 31 billion in India alone. These preliminary estimates were presented by Dr Lee Badgett from UMass Amherst, one of the major public research universities in America.

Published
20 March 2014
From
UNAIDS
Cambodian Transgender Activist Sou Sotheavy Wins 2014 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award is proud to announce that the 2014 award will go to Cambodian transgender activist Sou Sotheavy. Now 75 years old, she has spent the last two decades working to establish a national network of organizations to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people across the country.

Published
12 February 2014
From
PR Newswire (press release)
Fighting the Current Epidemic, Not the Past One

US advocates have criticised the US Centers for Disease Control for outdated thinking in their presentation of recent data on HIV testing and sexual behaviour among MSM, and have called for stronger recommendations from US CDC on HIV testing frequency for gay and bisexual men.

Published
14 January 2014
From
Poz
Report: Aggressive Police Tactics Contributing to New Orleans' Staggering HIV HIV/AIDS Rate

A new report from Human Rights Watch finds that Louisiana's AIDS death rate is more than double the national average—and it places a large share of the blame with the New Orleans Police Department. The report, "In Harm's Way," accuses New Orleans police of harassing suspected sex workers so aggressively that they have undermined efforts by public health workers to treat HIV/AIDS patients.

Published
17 December 2013
From
Mother Jones
Chris Beyrer & Michel Kazatchkine: HIV response 'at turning point'

have made very little, if any progress, in getting prevention and treatment to those groups of people most vulnerable to HIV/Aids - people who inject drugs, transgender people and men who have sex with men.

Published
01 December 2013
From
BBC Health
New Publication Highlights Realities of Access to HIV Drugs and Other Essential Medicines for Key Populations Globally

A new policy brief explains how prevailing economic and trade interests compromise access to life-saving generic drugs, resulting in a devastating impact on communities of people living with HIV and key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, sex workers and people who inject drugs.

Published
08 November 2013
From
Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
How Bandung’s Transgender Community Is Taking on HIV/AIDs One Test at a Time

Transgenders are stigmatized because they are vulnerable to HIV, which means they are marginalized within society and lack access to formal employment, she said. Eventually, they are forced into the streets to become sex workers, which makes them even more vulnerable to HIV and stigmatization.

Published
11 October 2013
From
Jakarta Globe
Who will PrEP be for?

Whether pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is adopted and is effective as an HIV prevention method depends crucially on people’s subjective assessment of whether they are at risk of HIV,

Published
01 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
South American survey finds rectal microbicide formulated as a douche acceptable

A qualitative study of 140 men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) in three cities in Peru and Ecuador has found

Published
18 September 2013
By
Gus Cairns
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