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  • Autopsy: Migrant detainee died from AIDS complications

    A Honduran transgender migrant, whose 2018 death while in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sparked protests and calls for an investigation, died of a rare disorder that developed quickly due to AIDS, according to an autopsy released Tuesday.

    10 April 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • Providing care for trans women with HIV/AIDS in Peru

    Peru's trans women remain a hard-to-reach population for the treatment of HIV/AIDS but the lack of access to care is, in part, due to widespread discrimination. Barbara Fraser reports from Lima.

    05 April 2019 | The Lancet (free registration required)
  • Patricia Arquette finishes memoir that details losing her HIV positive and transgender sister Alexis

    Patricia Arquette finally finishes her heart-breaking memoir which details the agony of losing her HIV positive, transgender activist sister Alexis.

    02 April 2019 | Daily Mail
  • Ten Black Transgender Women to Watch

    Whether organizing marches and protests, lobbying lawmakers or leading social justice campaigns, Black transgender women are leading the fight for equality and human and civil rights for trans and gender-nonconforming people of color. Here are ten Black trans women nationwide whom other trans women identify as making major moves.

    01 April 2019 |
  • King's College Hospital launches first transgender sexual health service for South London

    9 March 2019 - King’s College Hospital in Camberwell is launching the first sexual health service in south London for trans people. In partnership with cliniQ, the new service will offer a range of health and wellbeing initiatives.

    01 April 2019 | King's College Hospital
  • Game Changers in HIV: Tonia Poteat

    Great HIV medicine and treatment are only half the story. Here's how Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., transformed HIV and LGBTQ health care as a researcher and clinician.

    27 March 2019 | The Body Pro
  • India’s first LGBTQ clinic and HIV treatment centre inaugurated in Mumbai

    Based out of the Humsafar Trust’s office jn Mumbai, the centre will give free counselling and provide Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to the LGBTQ community. TAshok Row Kavi, founder chairperson of the Trust, said: “Until now we would get testing done for the community members at our centre. If tested positive for the disease, they would be asked to go to Sion Hospital, but there was a huge dropout (rate) there. Because of how the community is perceived outside, a lot of these people wouldn’t seek treatment."

    12 March 2019 | Hindustan Times
  • Invisible: stories stories of gay and bisexual men and transgender people in Vietnam

    After walking a flight of stairs to the second floor of a rented hall in mid-December 2018, I strolled around the large room appreciating a photo-voice exhibition of photographs, each accompanied by a unique story. The photos were set on easels, spread around the room, poster size, with short statements reflecting on the emotions and experiences that each gay and bisexual men and transgender person wanted to convey. The photos told the stories of gay and bisexual men and transgender people’s experiences around barriers and entry points to sexual health services in Hanoi, Son La and other provinces of Vietnam.

    27 February 2019 | M Pact
  • HIV Prevalence Among Transgender Women Lower Than Previously Estimated, but Rates May Not Be Going Down, New CDC Study Finds

    A new systematic review conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 14% of trans women and 3% of trans men are living with HIV. The estimate in trans women is lower than previous calculations, but the new estimates still show that transgender people are a vulnerable population with a substantial risk of contracting HIV.

    30 January 2019 | The Body Pro
  • During second year in office, Trump Administration continued discriminatory policies and practices against LGBT people and people living with HIV

    Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief demonstrating that in his second year in office, President Donald Trump continued to promote discrimination against LGBT people and people living with HIV. In some cases, these policies built upon anti-LGBT measures begun in 2017. In other cases, the Trump Administration found new ways to negatively impact U.S. citizens and federal contractors as well as the family members of LGBT foreign diplomats. His administration also engaged in practices that will increase anti-LGBT stigma and HIV stigma around the world.

    17 January 2019 | Fenway Health
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