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UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the High Court of Botswana to repeal laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBT people

GENEVA, 11 June 2019 — UNAIDS applauds the landmark decision of the High Court of Botswana to declare unconstitutional key provisions of Sections 164 and 167 of the Botswana Penal…

New health guidelines propel transgender rights

World Health Organization removes ‘gender identity disorder’ diagnosis (Geneva) – The World Health Organization (WHO) approved a major change to its global manual of diagnoses on May 25, 2019, that will greatly benefit…

UNAIDS deeply regrets the decision of the High Court of Kenya to maintain laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBT people

GENEVA, 24 May 2019 — UNAIDS deeply regrets the decision of the High Court of Kenya to maintain key provisions of Sections 162 and 165 of the Kenyan Penal Code. Those…

Moving one step closer to better health and rights for transgender people

On 17 May, International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia commemorates the day in 1990 when the World Health Assembly stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder. At the time,…

UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from discrimination

Discriminatory laws drive key populations out of reach of critical health and social services GENEVA, 16 May 2019—Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17…

Rates of viral suppression similar between transgender women, cisgender patients

Transgender women with HIV continue to experience challenges with retention in care, but those who are engaged in care achieve viral suppression at a rate comparable to that of cisgender…

Transgender females have lower tenofovir diphosphate concentrations

Transgender females taking feminizing hormone therapy (FHT) have lower effective rectal tissue concentrations of tenofovir diphosphate active metabolites, compared with cisgender women and men, researchers report. "The lower gastrointestinal tract…

Global LGBTI internet survey on happiness, sex and quality of life launched

A major Global LGBTI Internet Survey has just been launched and aims to give a voice to the community around the world Worldwide, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)…

Do feminizing hormones impact efficacy of PrEP drugs?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that transgender women are 49 times more likely to be affected by HIV than other populations. Because transgender women are particularly vulnerable to HIV…

BHIVA 2019: First data on trans people accessing HIV care in England

There is a dearth of data on transgender and non-binary people receiving HIV care in the UK, but Public Health England (PHE) is beginning to redress this: 123 trans people…

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