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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.

Published
26 August 2015
From
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.

Published
21 August 2015
From
The Lancet
First Brazilian PrEP data reinforce evidence that PrEP is most used by those at greatest risk

The first data from a Brazilian open-label demonstration project of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) show, in common with several other studies presented at the Eighth IAS Conference

Published
11 August 2015
By
Gus Cairns
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.

Published
07 August 2015
From
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.

Published
22 July 2015
From
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.

Published
06 July 2015
From
ABC
Unmet basic needs may be related to poor rates of durable viral suppression among transgender women with HIV

Transgender women living with HIV are less likely to have excellent adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and durable viral suppression compared to other groups, investigators report

Published
03 July 2015
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
12 June 2015
From
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.

Published
02 June 2015
From
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.

Published
01 June 2015
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