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One Group of People Is Acquiring HIV in Record Numbers, But We Don't Talk About Them

The transgender community's HIV problem remains an "invisible" epidemic, as trans women are too often ignored in health advocacy, stigmatized for their diagnosis or criminalized.

Published
02 December 2015
From
Mic
Truvada PrEP appears to work for transgender women, but only if used consistently

The more than 300 transgender women in the pivotal iPrEx pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial had similar overall HIV infection rates whether they were randomised to take

Published
10 November 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV prevention: New look at PrEP study points to efficacy for transgender women

In a new look at the groundbreaking iPrEx trial for people at high risk of HIV infection, researchers have identified strong evidence of efficacy for transgender women when PrEP, a two-drug antiretroviral used to prevent HIV, is used consistently.

Published
09 November 2015
From
Science Daily
How do we maximise global HIV treatment access? IAPAC Care Continuum Guidelines make recommendations

IAPAC, the International Association of Practitioners in AIDS Care, has issued a set of guidelines that aims to establish a common set of best practices to ensure

Published
09 November 2015
By
Gus Cairns
ViiV Gives 23 Small Grants to Reduce HIV Stigma in Gay and Trans Groups Worldwide

The grants are part of ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action for MSM and Transgender global initiative.

Published
27 October 2015
From
Poz magazine news
Why Transgender Women Chanted ‘We Are Not Gay Men!’ At An AIDS Conference

Last week, the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) was temporarily taken over by a group of #TransLivesMatter activists. Led by the fierce trans Latina activist Bamby Salcedo, the group held the stage for nearly 20 minutes to demand that transgender people receive the consideration they deserve in HIV policy and outreach.

Published
18 September 2015
From
Think Progress
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

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