This Week in HIV Research: Transgender Women in the Spotlight

This Week in HIV Research: Transgender Women in the Spotlight

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In our latest brief tour of newly published HIV research highlights, we touch on a few topics -- and communities -- that tend not to garner a great deal of attention in the U.S. today. Specifically, this week we explore:

  • A survey showing we have largely failed to ensure that black transgender women are engaged in the HIV care continuum.
  • A signal that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake could be high among trans women -- if they're properly informed about its existence.
  • A reminder that mother-to-child HIV transmission remains a reality in the U.S., albeit at record-low overall rates.
  • A meta-analysis that questions the need for supplemental measles vaccination in people living with HIV.

Let's take a moment to give each of these study findings its due. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody and TheBodyPRO. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: teekid via iStockphoto

In our latest brief tour of newly published HIV research highlights, we touch on a few topics -- and communities -- that tend not to garner a great deal of attention in the U.S. today. Specifically, this week we explore:

  • A survey showing we have largely failed to ensure that black transgender women are engaged in the HIV care continuum.
  • A signal that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake could be high among trans women -- if they're properly informed about its existence.
  • A reminder that mother-to-child HIV transmission remains a reality in the U.S., albeit at record-low overall rates.
  • A meta-analysis that questions the need for supplemental measles vaccination in people living with HIV.

Let's take a moment to give each of these study findings its due. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody and TheBodyPRO. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: teekid via iStockphoto