Primary care providers need more education when it comes to PrEP, not only for them, but also for patients, who often think they need to see a specialist just to take this preventative medicine.
"Being transgender is not necessarily an HIV risk factor," Joshua D. Safer, M.D., says.
These social justice-minded researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill form a close-knit group that strives to counter stigma and discrimination against people of a gender minority, particularly people of color.
Could a provider's personal beliefs about condom use affect their willingness to prescribe PrEP? One study surveyed U.S. medical students and found bias in terms of willingness to offer PrEP based on clinical situations.