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  • 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 | Talkabout
  • 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 | MSMGF
  • 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
  • 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."

    09 September 2017 | 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.

    05 September 2017 | 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.

    29 August 2017 | Healio
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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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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