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How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV

By offering hormone therapy, the clinic aims to earn the trust of a population that often feels alienated by mainstream medicine and persuade those at high risk of exposure to the virus to start on a drug regimen that can prevent infection.

Published
21 June 2017
From
Los Angeles Times
World first as SA launches national LGBTI HIV plan

In what has been hailed as a world first, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) launched the country’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) HIV plan in Durban on Wednesday night on the penultimate day of the 8th South African AIDS conference.

Published
15 June 2017
From
Citizen
PrEP Stymied in Europe: What's the hold up?

Europe is the birthplace of the smallpox vaccine and the Renaissance, among other treasures. So why can’t this continent that has brought forth such cornerstones of public health and flourishing civilization deliver oral PrEP—a mere pill a day to prevent HIV, which already exists and is being successfully implemented in several countries, including Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and the US?

Published
08 June 2017
From
AVAC
PrEP in the Transgender Population: New Study to Examine Effects

Transgender women are a fast-growing and disenfranchised population of HIV-positive people in the United States, but few opportunities are available for transgender individuals to be involved in HIV research. Including the transgender community in HIV studies is necessary to design preventive and curative approaches that can be applied across the entire spectrum of genders.

Published
22 May 2017
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Undocumented migrants more likely to be lost to follow-up and have poor virological outcomes after starting ART, Milan study confirms

Undocumented migrants living with HIV have especially poor rates of retention in care and virological suppression after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from Italy report

Published
09 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
PrEP marketing campaigns get homoerotic. It’s about time.

Shirtless lucha libre Mexican wrestlers diving into bed are part of a colorful new print ad campaign promoting “health and sex” for Gilead Sciences, the pharma maker of HIV prevention drug Truvada.

Published
11 April 2017
From
Queerty
How many Americans are Gay?

As the LGBT population moves into its full and equal place in public life, many people are asking an old question with new urgency: just how many LGBT Americans are there? After centuries in the shadows, many experts believe that we need a full accounting of the nation’s LGBT population and how they live for legal, economic and health reasons. Now, for the first time, a group of experts from 21 federal agencies are working on a project to figure out how to do just that. The results could pave the way for first-ever surveys of America’s sexual orientations and gender identities and influence everything from local laws to military policy to health care.

Published
27 March 2017
From
Time
Unique CliniQ: honest, open and non-judgemental

The cliniQ service is offering trans and non-binary people health care with dignity, writes Elaine Cole.

Published
13 February 2017
From
Nursing Standard
Hope overshadowed – the US PrEP Summit

The US National HIV PrEP Summit, which took place in early December in San Francisco, was one of the most extraordinary HIV meetings I have

Published
31 January 2017
By
Gus Cairns
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
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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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