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Survey finds good knowledge of PrEP in Europe and a considerable amount of unsupported informal PrEP use

About half of men and transgender people interested in using PrEP and one in five women A large survey of knowledge and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Europe released…

New EU accession reports: LGBTI rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Earlier this month, the European Commission’s published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership. The reports include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian,…

Ban calls for continued efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

21 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)…

New York clinic outlines how to improve uptake of PrEP by transgender people

Dedicated efforts are needed to engage transgender men and women with clinical services and to encourage them to use PrEP, Asa Radix of the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New…

Engaging underserved key populations in Kyrgyztan: what works?

Within the framework of the programme “Bridging the Gaps: Health and rights of key populations”, operational research was conducted among people who inject drugs (PWID), sex workers (SW) and lesbian,…

Australia adopts ambitious plan to use PrEP to ‘virtually eliminate’ HIV by 2020

South Africa and Kenya also unveil PrEP implementation plans Australia plans an ambitious programme of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provision for gay men at high risk of HIV, with the aim…

HIV and transgender people

The Journal of the International AIDS Society has launched a special issue entitled HIV epidemics among transgender populations: the importance of a trans-inclusive response. The supplement comprises original research articles,…

Government officials and global advocates launch Equal Rights Coalition for LGBTI people

Government officials from more than 40 countries and civil society activists representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have established an international coalition for equal rights to promote…

New United Nations independent expert for the human rights of LGBTI people

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has established the position of independent expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a resolution,…

Gay and bisexual people really do have poorer mental health, national US health survey shows

The inclusion, for the first time, of a question about sexual orientation in a regularly-conducted national health survey in the US has allowed researchers to establish that people who define…