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‘On-demand’ rectal microbicide gel has reasonable tolerability and acceptability – daily less so

Results from the MTN-017 study of 1% tenofovir gel as a rectal microbicide were presented to the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) on

Published
28 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Russia Proposes Dedicated Health Facilities To Treat Homosexuality And Pedophilia

The Russian Ministry of Health is proposing new regulations that would mandate the creation of dedicated exam rooms throughout the country for the treatment of what it calls “non-traditional sexual relationships,” including homosexuality and pedophilia.

Published
24 February 2016
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Sexuality Policy Watch
High Rates of HIV Found Among Trans Women as New U.S. Studies Narrow Transgender Data Gap

HIV prevention and services for transgender women and men were the focus of several presentations at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC), which took place from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, the upcoming Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) will feature a plenary session on transgender people -- a first for this research conference focused on HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.

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18 February 2016
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The Body Pro
Anti-Gay Actions in Indonesia Threaten a Fragile Population

A sudden onslaught of anti-gay speech and of recommendations aimed at chipping away at the already fragile social standing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country has caught most human rights activists here by surprise.

Published
17 February 2016
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New York Times
Here's Free Info on PrEP Specifically for Trans Women and Men

Project Inform and Outshine NW explain why they created the free PrEP booklets, which you can download or order.

Published
26 January 2016
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Poz magazine news
2015 Sexual Politics Round- Up

As the year heads toward its end, SPW recollects main trends and facts in sexual politics worldwide. - See more at: http://sxpolitics.org/sexual-politics-roundup-in-2015/13916#sthash.s6Bqy383.dpuf

Published
22 December 2015
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Sexuality Policy Watch
Transgender Women and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: What We Know and What We Still Need to Know

This brief includes: a discussion of the research to date on the safety of PrEP use among transgender women, guidance for clinicians on prescribing PrEP to transgender women, and recommendations for more intensive research on HIV prevention technologies for transgender women.

Published
08 December 2015
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Target Center
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
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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
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Science Daily

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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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