Category Archives: transgendered

  1. HIV/AIDS Organizations Tell FDA and Gilead Sciences: Don’t Delay HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women

    [Press Release – October 18, 2011] Thirteen prominent U.S. HIV/AIDS organizations have issued an open letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Gilead Sciences calling for prompt regulatory review of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in gay and bisexual men and transgender women (men who have sex with men, or MSM). The letter urges Read More >>

    FDA, gay men, Gilead, HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, IRMA, new prevention technologies, PrEP, transgendered
  2. CDC awards $55 million for HIV prevention among gay, bisexual and transgender youth of color

    via NCHHSTP Newsroom The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $55 million over five years to 34 community-based organizations (CBOs) to expand HIV prevention services for young gay and bisexual men of color, transgender youth of color, and their partners. The awards expand upon a previous program to reach these populations with an increase of Read More >>

    Bisexual, CDC, gay men, transgendered, USA, youth
  3. Gay Pride Rally in St. Petersburg Banned, Participants Arrested: Blog Updates

    Via UK Gay News. Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:35: Nice weather over St. Petersburg today. The city is enjoying what is called white nights. During this time of the year, there is light until very late at night. 12:45: A witness reports a lot of police near the monument to Peter the Great in central St. Petersburg. Read More >>

    Gay, human rights, LGBT rights, March, MSM, Russia, Slavic Pride, St. Petersburg, transgendered
  4. WHO Urges India to Address Medical Needs of Gay Men, Transgenders

    Via The Hindu. India must make an “extra effort” in addressing the medical needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people affected by HIV and sexually-transmitted infections, a top WHO official said on Tuesday. “Though India has addressed the HIV problem among MSM and transgender people, it has to make an extra effort Read More >>

    healthcare, HIV, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, India, MSM, testing, transgendered, WHO
  5. What’s preventing prevention?

    How national AIDS responses are failing in prevention efforts for key populations – an analysis of available data via International HIV/AIDS Alliance Several decades after the start of the global AIDS pandemic, data confirms that most low- and middle-income countries still do not adequately focus their HIV prevention efforts on the key populations of sex workers, men Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, injection drug use, MSM, prevention, sex work, transgendered
  6. Acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis as an HIV prevention strategy: barriers and facilitators to pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake among at-risk Peruvian populations

    IRMA Steering Committee member Jerome T. Galea is lead author of this fascinating paper. Here he provides an overview of the study. Click here to access the full paper. “The study examined pre-exposure prophylaxis acceptability (PrEP) among female sex workers, male-to-female transgendered persons and men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru.  Focus groups explored social Read More >>

    iPrEx, MSM, Peru, PrEP, sex work, South America, transgendered
  7. Highlights from the U.S. National Transgender Health Summit

    “Transgender people experience significant health disparities in this country. In fact, regardless of socioeconomic status, transgender people are the most medically underserved population in the U.S.”– JoAnne Keatley, Director of the CoE for Transgender Health and the lead conference organizer (pictured) via, by Jennie Anderson and Mindy Nichamin What do empowerment, discrimination, data, and health have Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, transgendered, United Nations
  8. New Report: World’s Premier AIDS Event Neglects Populations Most at Risk for HIV

     via Global Forum on MSM and HIV Independent assessment indicates severe underrepresentation of gay men, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs at the biennial International AIDS ConferenceA new report indicates that the International AIDS Conference (IAC), a biennial event convened by the International AIDS Society (IAS) that has become the world’s premier gathering for Read More >>

    gay men, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, homophobia, IAC, injection drug use, MSM, sex work, transgendered
  9. Searching for a Transsexual Community

    From the Guardian, by Juliet Jacques Settling into ‘full-time’ living, I stepped away from the places where I’d explored my gender, spending time with old friends as we intuitively worked out if my transition would affect our relationships. No longer feeling that I could only be myself in ‘safe’ spaces, I stopped going to ‘T-friendly’ mainstream gay Read More >>

    gender, stigma, transgendered
  10. Reclaiming the Wronged Body

    “I am not in a wrong body. I am in this body just like how you are in your body. I am not trapped by my body. I am trapped by your beliefs.” From a speech delivered by Ms. Sass Rogando Sasot to a Social Science 3 on Gender and Sexuality Class at the University of the Read More >>

    human rights, transgendered