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‘Culturally competent’ transgender health care starts with clinicians

Infectious Disease News spoke with several experts about how to improve transgender care in the U.S. and what areas of research need to be scaled up. Experts said a lot can be done at the clinical level to make transgender patients feel more comfortable and to improve their access to care, including having appropriately trained staff.

Published
15 June 2018
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Viral suppression among transgender women is improving, but results are still below the national average

Recently we took a close look at the progress that has been made in the overall percentage of people diagnosed with HIV who have achieved viral suppression in the United States. The overall results showed improvement but hid the fact that some populations are at risk of being left behind.

Published
21 May 2018
From
The Black AIDS Institute
UNAIDS congratulates the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the passage of the Transgender Persons Bill

The bill is transformational for transgender people who, in the past, either had to live with formal identification papers which did not accurately reflect their gender or go without identity papers. 

Published
14 May 2018
From
UNAIDS
Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'

59-year-old Rebecca De Havalland, born in Longford and raised in Dublin, rose to fame in the UK in the 1980s as a successful model agent. She had a career that was on an upward spiral. However, she had two secrets that would soon drastically impact her future – being a transgender woman and a HIV diagnosis.

Published
24 April 2018
From
The Journal
‘Culturally competent’ transgender health care starts with clinicians

Infectious Disease News spoke with several experts about how to improve transgender care in the U.S. and what areas of research need to be scaled up. Experts said a lot can be done at the clinical level to make transgender patients feel more comfortable and to improve their access to care, including having appropriately trained staff.

Published
23 April 2018
From
Healio
My PrEP story: Jamie (part 2)

When Jamie Jaxon came away from the European PrEP Summit he was determined to start making ripples. In his second My PrEP Story blog, Jamie says it’s time to get those conversations going.

Published
10 April 2018
From
Prepster
Exploring Factors That Contribute to Increased Risk of HIV Infection in Transgender Women

Although transgender women's increased risk of HIV infection has been attributed to behavioral risk factors, Sandhya Vasan, MD, from the department of Retrovirology at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), in Bangkok, Thailand, shared that other factors may also impact the risk of infection, such as the effects that exogenous hormones have on the immune system and the impact that injectable fillers or sex reassignment surgery (SRS) has on immune reactivation.

Published
06 March 2018
From
Contagion Live
‘PrEP Brazil’ a success for gay men and trans women

Results from Latin America’s first PrEP demonstration project reveal that it is both feasible and effective as an HIV prevention method in the region. Will Brazil’s example pave the way for the rest of the region?

Published
28 February 2018
From
AVERT
Transgender Men's HIV and PrEP Needs Are Not Being Met

Without studies that separate trans men from cis women, the disparity will continue.

Published
27 February 2018
From
Hiv Plus
Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data.

Published
22 January 2018
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