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PrEP use taking off in Thailand and Vietnam

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use is accelerating among men who have sex with men and transgender women in two south-east Asian countries where it is receiving

Published
13 August 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Digital innovations are promoting HIV testing and prevention to MSM in Asia

Innovative health promotion interventions engaging men who have sex with men (MSM) in south east Asia through social media, apps, online marketing, video tools and phone services

Published
30 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
PrEP does not lower feminising hormone level in transgender women

Using Truvada (tenofovir DF/emtricitabine) for HIV prevention does not lower levels of feminising hormones, offering reassurance for transgender women who are concerned about drug interactions, according to a

Published
25 July 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
'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."

Published
26 June 2018
From
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.

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

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

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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