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Positively Trans Survey Looks at Lives of Transgender People Living with HIV

The Transgender Law Center (TLC) released in March the first report of findings from its Positively Trans survey, which aims to learn more about the lives and experiences of transgender people living with HIV.TLC, working with a national advisory board of trans community leaders and with support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, launched the survey in response to the structural inequities that drive the high rate of HIV/AIDS and poor health outcomes among trans people.

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California Demonstration Projects to Study HIV PrEP for Transgender People

The California HIV/AIDS Research Program has announced funding for 3 new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) demonstration projects that will explore the use of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) for HIV prevention for transgender women and men, with a focus on improving adherence and monitoring interactions between antiretrovirals and gender-affirming hormone therapy.

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NHPC 2015: High Rates of HIV Found Among Trans Women

Although transgender people -- especially trans women of color -- have among the higher rates of HIV infection, this population has not been adequately studied. Many HIV prevention studies have miscategorized transgender women as men who have sex with men, and there has been little specific research on HIV among trans men.

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CROI 2016: Transgender People at High Risk for HIV, But Little Is Known About Prevention and Treatment

Transgender women have among the highest rates of HIV infection, but little is known about HIV prevalence among trans men, Tonia Poteat from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said in a plenary lecture on transgender health and HIV at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016)in Boston -- the first ever on this population at CROI. A growing number of studies and prevention and treatment programs are addressing transgender populations, but more research is needed.

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IDWeek 2013: HIV+ Transwomen Not Getting the Maximum Benefits of Care

More than three-quarters of HIV positive transgender women in San Franciscowere linked to care and 65% are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), but only 44% achieve viral suppression, according to findings presented* at the recent Second IDWeek conference in San Francisco and in the American Journal of Public Health. A larger national survey, however, found that 68% of transgender people reached undetectable viral load.

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