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  • PrEP in the Transgender Population: New Study to Examine Effects

    Transgender women are a fast-growing and disenfranchised population of HIV-positive people in the United States, but few opportunities are available for transgender individuals to be involved in HIV research. Including the transgender community in HIV studies is necessary to design preventive and curative approaches that can be applied across the entire spectrum of genders.

    22 May 2017 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • PrEP marketing campaigns get homoerotic. It’s about time.

    Shirtless lucha libre Mexican wrestlers diving into bed are part of a colorful new print ad campaign promoting “health and sex” for Gilead Sciences, the pharma maker of HIV prevention drug Truvada.

    11 April 2017 | Queerty
  • How many Americans are Gay?

    As the LGBT population moves into its full and equal place in public life, many people are asking an old question with new urgency: just how many LGBT Americans are there? After centuries in the shadows, many experts believe that we need a full accounting of the nation’s LGBT population and how they live for legal, economic and health reasons. Now, for the first time, a group of experts from 21 federal agencies are working on a project to figure out how to do just that. The results could pave the way for first-ever surveys of America’s sexual orientations and gender identities and influence everything from local laws to military policy to health care.

    27 March 2017 | Time
  • Unique CliniQ: honest, open and non-judgemental

    The cliniQ service is offering trans and non-binary people health care with dignity, writes Elaine Cole.

    13 February 2017 | Nursing Standard
  • Pills Aren't Enough! Ending the Epidemic in the Trans Community

    The majority of resources required to address the complex needs of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people in New York State already exist, but are often inaccessible to those who need them most for a variety of reasons, including provider prejudice and insensitivity, lack of knowledge of TGNC-specific issues, difficulty in obtaining identity documents, fear of disclosing a transgender identity or history, racism, and so forth.

    09 January 2017 | The Body
  • This Isn't Just Research, It's Our Lives: Centering Trans Stories In HIV Treatment & Prevention

    I have been growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of institutional foresight on prioritizing research specific to transgender people and our experiences with HIV. Transgender people are living with or at significantly higher risk of contracting HIV than the general population. But research on trans experiences of HIV is only just gaining momentum in large research institutions.

    26 October 2016 | AIDS United
  • NHS not transgender-friendly enough, says nurse

    The NHS is failing to meet the needs of transgender adults and children, says an NHS nurse who has first hand experience both as a transgender patient and a caregiver.

    12 October 2016 | BBC Health
  • Inside the Fight to Make a Revolutionary HIV Medication Widely Available

    The controversial anti-HIV drug PrEP (or Truvada) is widely seen as a medicine for gay men. We speak to trans people, sex workers and black community leaders who believe that they need PrEP, too.

    22 September 2016 | VICE
  • Why I believe everyone should have easy and affordable access to PrEP

    Trans man Jamie Jaxon takes PrEP to prevent becoming HIV positive. Here he explains why NHS England should provide the treatment.

    21 September 2016 | Gay Star News
  • My transition toward trans awareness

    I recall when a colleague told me in 2014 that some transgender women advocates were unhappy with iPrEx. I was surprised and disappointed.

    08 September 2016 | Robert Grant (blog)
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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.

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