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Indonesia: Anti-LGBT crackdown fuels health crisis

Discriminatory police raids violate rights, undermine HIV prevention efforts Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The government’s…

Gay men’s advocacy organization moving beyond just HIV, as global focus turns to larger issues of sexual health and human rights

OAKLAND, Calif., June 26, 2018 -- Over a decade after The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) was founded, the organization has changed its name to MPact: Global Action…

Transgender dignity key to health and well-being

The World Health Organization released the new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, on 18 June. The new version no longer defines issues associated with transgender identity as a mental disorder.…

UNAIDS calls for strengthened partnerships to leave no one behind

GENEVA, 16 May 2018 — On the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), UNAIDS is calling for strengthened partnerships to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)…

UNAIDS congratulates the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the passage of the Transgender Persons Bill

GENEVA/ISLAMABAD, 10 May 2018 — UNAIDS congratulates the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the passage of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018. The bill is transformational for…

‘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…