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STUDY: Young Trans Women at Risk for HIV, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse

STUDY: Young Trans Women at Risk for HIV, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse

  Evidence is mounting as to the suffering young transgender women face and why they are at extreme risk for contracting HIV. A study published today in JAMA Pediatrics shows that more than 41 percent of young transgender women culled from a sample of 298 sexually active volunteers in an HIV prevention trial had a diagnosis of a mental health or substance abuse disorder. One in five suffered from two or more psychiatric diagnoses. The participants, ages 16 to 29, represented several races (49 percent black, 12.4 percent Latina, 25.5 percent white, 13.1 percent other) and were enrolled in Project LifeSkills , an ongoing, randomized intervention efficacy trial in Chicago and Boston between 2012 and 2015. Broken
By: David Heitz

STUDY: Young Trans Women at Risk for HIV, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse

By: David Heitz
March 21st
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STUDY: Young Trans Women at Risk for HIV, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse

The Misclassification of Transgender Women in HIV Research

The Misclassification of Transgender Women in HIV Research

While transgender women are the most at-risk population for HIV, they are often the most overlooked when it comes to HIV presearch and prevention.

By: Tyler Curry

The Misclassification of Transgender Women in HIV Research

By: Tyler Curry
February 23rd
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The Misclassification of Transgender Women in HIV Research

5 Reasons Why HIV Disproportionately Affects Black People

5 Reasons Why HIV Disproportionately Affects Black People

Ashley Innes gives her take on why black people continue to be more at-risk for HIV in the U.S. 

By: Ashley Innes

5 Reasons Why HIV Disproportionately Affects Black People

By: Ashley Innes
January 11th
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5 Reasons Why HIV Disproportionately Affects Black People

PrEP Works for Transgender Women, But Only If They Use It

PrEP Works for Transgender Women, But Only If They Use It

We know what you are thinking. "Duh." Right? But there's more to the story. 

By: David Heitz

PrEP Works for Transgender Women, But Only If They Use It

By: David Heitz
November 11th
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PrEP Works for Transgender Women, But Only If They Use It

REPORT: Trans Women 49 Times More Likely to Contract HIV

REPORT: Trans Women 49 Times More Likely to Contract HIV

A recent report from the World Health Organization underscores the neglect of transgender health and wellness in the United States. 

By: HIV Equal

REPORT: Trans Women 49 Times More Likely to Contract HIV

By: HIV Equal
November 9th
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REPORT: Trans Women 49 Times More Likely to Contract HIV

5 Trans Women Give Advice To Their Former Selves

5 Trans Women Give Advice To Their Former Selves

In the spirit of transformation, Tyler Curry asked five women to think of a time when they first began their journey.

By: Tyler Curry

5 Trans Women Give Advice To Their Former Selves

By: Tyler Curry
September 8th
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5 Trans Women Give Advice To Their Former Selves

Celebrating Transgender Self-Care

Celebrating Transgender Self-Care

By: HIV Equal

Celebrating Transgender Self-Care

By: HIV Equal
August 30th
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August 30th
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Celebrating Transgender Self-Care

How Trans Women of Color Are Fighting for Their Lives

How Trans Women of Color Are Fighting for Their Lives

Trans women of color marched on Tuesday night, chanting the names of 17 trans women of color killed this year alone, including five last week, three of the bodies found in just one day.

 

By: David Heitz

How Trans Women of Color Are Fighting for Their Lives

By: David Heitz
August 25th
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How Trans Women of Color Are Fighting for Their Lives

Singer Dina Delicious Talks about HIV and Self Worth In the Transgender Community

Singer Dina Delicious Talks about HIV and Self Worth In the Transgender Community

"Your life matters. You are more than your body. Be counted... Because we need you."

By: HIV Equal

Singer Dina Delicious Talks about HIV and Self Worth In the Transgender Community

By: HIV Equal
June 15th
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June 15th
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Singer Dina Delicious Talks about HIV and Self Worth In the Transgender Community

Bruce Jenner and the Difference Between Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Bruce Jenner and the Difference Between Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Some don’t seem to understand that Jenner isn’t a gay man, while others insist on calling Jenner a lesbian. There is only one label for Bruce Jenner with which we need to concern ourselves: Human.

By: Brandyn River Gallagher

Bruce Jenner and the Difference Between Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

By: Brandyn River Gallagher
May 5th
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Bruce Jenner and the Difference Between Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation