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  • Tanzania Crackdown On Homosexuality Fuels HIV Infections, Campaigners Warn

    "What on earth have I done to deserve this suffering?” weeps Joha* a gay transgender woman, tears blurring her eyeshadows after she was refused a dose of life-prolonging antiretroviral medicine for HIV/AIDS at a local clinic because of her ambiguous gender identity.

    15 November 2018 | Health Policy Watch
  • HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African MSM and TGW

    HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African men who have sex with men and transgender women. The incidence among study participants was substantially higher than the estimated incidence among heterosexual men and women in the general population in the same countries.

    29 October 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Rolling back transgender protections would endanger patients, experts say

    A federal policy that rolls back protections for transgender people would endanger their access to appropriate health care, experts said.

    29 October 2018 | Healio
  • ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration

    The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

    22 October 2018 | New York Times
  • My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA

    The majority of KUCHENGA’s sexual partners are straight. In her first My PrEP Story blog, KUCHENGA says it’s trans women who are educating straight men about PrEP. My PrEP Story is the personal voice of people who are using, or have used, PrEP. Find out more about their decisions to use PrEP, how they have navigated using PrEP, and their very own PrEP journey.

    24 September 2018 | Prepster
  • UNAIDS welcomes ground-breaking decision by India’s Supreme Court that strikes down law criminalizing LGBTI people

    UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to annul key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 criminalizes sexual relations between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

    06 September 2018 | UNAIDS
  • A Day in the Life: Caring for Transgender Patients in New York City

    Joshua D. Safer, MD, executive director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in the Mount Sinai Health System sat down to talk with JAMA about a typical Tuesday.

    30 August 2018 | JAMA
  • Intervention for young transgender women to reduce risk of HIV

    Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender women who received standard preventive care with testing for HIV/sexually transmitted infections and counseling in a randomized clinical trial.

    14 August 2018 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • 'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.' - Life On The Margins In L.G.B.T. Africa

    Elton John writes: "We asked the photographer Robin Hammond to take his camera to countries like Kenya and Ghana, where homosexuality is illegal, and to Mozambique, where it is widely condemned, as part of his “ Where Love Is Illegal ” project. By depicting local advocates and by sharing their stories, these images and narratives show that those affected by this epidemic are not evil. In fact, they’re not really any different from anyone else."

    26 June 2018 | New York Times
  • ‘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.

    15 June 2018 | Healio (requires free registration)
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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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