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HIV-positive transgender men in US have significant unmet medical and social needs

HIV-positive transgender men in the United States have significant unmet social and healthcare needs, according to a study published in Research and Practice. Approximately half were living in

06 December 2017
Michael Carter
What Do Transgender Women Want? Lessons Learned by Listening

When taken correctly, PrEP nearly eliminates the risk of HIV. Yet, for transgender women, seeking protection against HIV may come second to safety, mental health, and employment opportunities.

05 December 2017
The Body Pro
Including Trans and Gender Diverse People in HIV policy

There has probably never been a population both more heavily impacted and less discussed at scientific meetings than the transgender population around the world.

10 November 2017
Australian Society for HIV Medicine Report Back
Barriers to healthcare impenetrable for LGBT+ in Zambia

Some of the barriers which have hampered access to health are discrimination, inequality and increasing unlawful detentions on trans diverse persons in Zambia from the LGBT+ community.

07 November 2017
Key Correspondents
Nearly all NHS gender identity clinics are missing maximum waiting times

Only one of the UK’s Gender Identity Clinics (GIC) average waiting times is meeting the required NHS wide 18-week referral time from GP to an appointment. A joint investigation by trans activists and Gay Star News reveals the most up-to-date figures.

02 November 2017
Gay Star News
Why aren’t more trans people taking advantage of PrEP?

A new study being conducted at the LA LGBT Center is seeking to discover why more trans and non-binary people are not taking the medication.

25 October 2017
Gay Star News
Being Transgender And HIV Divergence

Transgender women are statistically way over-represented in the HIV data. Why is this the case? I’m suggesting it’s the ever narrowing life options we have to develop meaningful lives for ourselves. Poverty, stigma, drug use, lack of family and social support, homelessness, discrimination are all factors that impact on our identity and self-acceptance. I felt I had little choice than to do sex work to survive financially.

13 October 2017
Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

"The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

09 October 2017
San Francisco annual report shows continued drop in new HIV infections

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) has released its HIV Epidemiology Annual Report for 2016, showing that the number of new infections continues to decline, with

18 September 2017
Liz Highleyman
Watch: USCA Plenary Halted by Trans Activists

The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), celebrating thirty years of teaching practical skills to HIV service providers, found itself the target of old-school activism on Friday when transgender activists stopped the plenary program to voice their frustrations about being underrepresented by the organizations in attendance and by the conference itself.

11 September 2017
My Fabulous Disease
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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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