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‘Culturally competent’ transgender health care starts with clinicians

In the last 15 years, Jae M. Sevelius, PhD, has seen positive changes in transgender health care, mainly from an awareness perspective. “When I first started, the primary question I…

Grindr launches new opt-in HIV testing reminders to help users get tested more regularly

Also announces free advertising to its 3.6 million daily active users for HIV testing sites in the United States, starting with CenterLink's network of over 200 LGBT community centers LOS…

CROI 2018: High uptake of HIV self-testing by men who have sex with men and transgender women in Burma

Also, encouraging results in study with South African men who have sex with men HIV self-testing is feasible and acceptable for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender…

Measuring homophobia to improve the lives of all

A new index to measure levels of homophobia that can show the impact that homophobia has on countries has been developed. Homophobia—defined here as any negative attitude, belief or action…

CROI 2018: Transgender women in Los Angeles are more likely to be in high HIV incidence clusters than any other group

More likely to connect to each other and straight men than to gay men A phylogenetic study of HIV infections in Los Angeles has found that transgender women (TGW) are…

CROI 2018: Exploring factors that contribute to increased risk of HIV infection in transgender women

It is well-known that transgender women are at increased risk for HIV. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that from 2009 to 2015, 2351 transgender…

New research leverages social media to better estimate MSM populations

MSMGF recently released a report in conjunction with partners at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Hornet Gay Social Network, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Enda-Santé, and the Rollins School of Public Health…

Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data. Across Sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV epidemics are generalised across the population, transgender women have…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 5 January 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The publication starts 2018 with a new look: Shorter… faster… more often… More information here. The online version…

Give another push for EMIS and ECHOES!

Both European surveys: EMIS2017 (for MSM) and ECHOES (for community health workers working with MSM) are still open. Both surveys are available in several different European languages. ECHOES: We invite Community…

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