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When Providers Don't Use Gender-Affirming Language, It Negatively Impacts HIV-Positive Transgender Women's Health

A new study shows that helping clinicians use gender-affirming language is important for transgender women in care. But we need more research on how HIV medications and feminizing hormones interact.

Christina Garcia and Patricia "PJ" Nachman of TIN Rx

To Combat LGBTQ and HIV Stigma, These Two Women Are Reinventing the Pharmacy

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.

doctor giving young person vaccine

HPV Vaccine Rates Are Low Because People Still Don't Understand Its Cancer Risks

The vaccine for human papillomavirus got a bad rap when it debuted. And yet time has shown it's very effective in reducing cancers linked to HPV.

A transgender woman in a hospital gown being treated by a doctor, a transgender man

Best Practices for Most Vulnerable Populations: Transgender People, Adolescents, and the Recently Incarcerated

"As we think about the care cascade, we can't even test people [for HIV] to diagnose them if we can't get them in the door to a health care setting," one clinician said.

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Trans Women Are Increasingly A Focus of HIV Programs, But What About their Cisgender Male Partners?

This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.

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This Week in HIV Research: U=U Grows Ever Stronger

Oct. 10, 2019: Long-term viral suppression = zero genital tract shedding among women; HIV treatment initiation and sexual risk among MSM; PrEP interest vs. uptake among trans women of color; polypharmacy among people living with HIV.

A transgender person sitting in a hospital gown sitting in an exam room

Transgender People of Color Often Face Choice Between Racist and Transphobic Health Care Providers

"Providers need to not make assumptions about what black and brown and, more generally, trans patients of color need," one study co-author said.

Prison Cells

Strong Peer Networks in Prison Boost Overall Health, Study Finds

But other research links prisons themselves to mental health challenges and infectious disease outbreaks.

Asa Radix at IAS 2019

Taking Transgender Care From Research to Results

Asa Radix, M.D., M.P.H., discusses providing quality care to transgender people. It can be done.

Joshua Safer

Caring for Transgender Individuals: Interview With a Transgender Medicine Specialist

"Being transgender is not necessarily an HIV risk factor," Joshua D. Safer, M.D., says.