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The Straight Men Who Have Sex with Trans Women

"Matt's first sexual experience with a trans woman was in 1987, with a girl he picked up on the West Side Highway. This stretch of New York road runs parallel to the Hudson River, from the southern harbors of Manhattan to the Upper West Side. It used to be an infamous pickup spot for trans sex workers. Though Matt loved the sex itself, it wasn't long after orgasm that he felt a throat-clenching sense of anxiety. "I was driving her back and I was so nervous, 'Is someone going to see me?' Absolute fear—HIV, Did I give myself HIV? I was so afraid [thinking of] how I'd tell anybody."

Published
09 September 2017
From
Vice
Trump’s team is rewriting a rule that made transgender health care accessible. Patients are scared.

The Trump administration is working to revise a section of the Affordable Care Act that says federally funded health programs cannot discriminate on the basis of sex. While the Obama administration made clear that this provision required states to cover transgender care through their Medicaid programs, the current administration is no longer enforcing the rule.

Published
05 September 2017
From
STAT
Transgender HIV testing rate about half that of gay, bisexual men

Although transgender people are at high risk for HIV infection, they reported testing for the virus at just over half the rate reported by gay and bisexual men in recent surveys.

Published
29 August 2017
From
Healio
Who are trans women acquiring HIV from?

There is a lot we don’t know about trans women’s HIV risk, why they are so vulnerable to HIV and who trans women are acquiring HIV

Published
29 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Why This Trans Guy Stopped Taking Daily PrEP for HIV Prevention

JD Davids writes: "I've found myself taking PrEP for weeks or months without having any real risk of HIV, so clearly it seemed my 'seasons of risk' have changed. I take lots of meds and supplements for three autoimmune diseases and related chronic pain and fatigue -- so, I'm good with having one less pill and two less drugs in the mix. Plus, it now looks as if it will be easier than previously thought for me to get up to protective levels if I want to get back on."

Published
24 August 2017
From
TheBody.com
Trans women wary of antiretroviral drug and hormone interactions

Transgender women living with HIV may be hesitant to use antiretroviral therapy (ART) or not take it as prescribed because of concerns about drug interactions with feminising hormones,

Published
23 August 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
PrEP demand in England is rapidly accelerating – and most will want to join the trial

A survey of people currently using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has found that PrEP use has rapidly accelerated in the last year, with more than half of those

Published
04 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Drug interaction concerns may negatively affect HIV treatment adherence among transgender women

Participants in NIH-supported study apprehensive about combining HIV medications and hormones.

Published
25 July 2017
From
NIAID
New HIV self-testing kit study aims to increase diagnosis rates

A new study from UCL, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Public Health England seeks to discover whether providing free HIV self-tests to men, transgender men and transgender women who have sex with men could reduce the number of people who have undiagnosed HIV.

Published
05 July 2017
From
Medical Xpress
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

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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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