Descovy’s approval for PrEP showcases real-life ramifications of leaving trans people out of research. But including trans people is about more than just saying trans people are welcome, says researcher Brian Minalga.
“I’m not a physician. … We can diagnose and treat, but fundamentally we are taught to care.”
Ending the HIV Epidemic Is a Team Effort. The New York City and State Health Departments Discuss Their Combined Work
Johanne Morne, M.S., and Oni Blackstock, M.D., sat down with TheBody to discuss their successes and their work to close the disparities gap.
The HIV services organization Housing Works implemented a hepatitis C treatment program in New York City, with very high completion rates.
One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.
For people taking medications for HIV prevention, HIV treatment, STIs, or transgender health care, this couple -- in life and in business -- seeks to revolutionize the pharmacy experience at TIN Rx in San Francisco.
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.