Features

NMAC Launches Campaign to Fight Proposed Cuts to HIV Services

Today, NMAC Launches “Save Our Services,” an innovative campaign created to empower Americans across the country in fighting the proposed federal budget cuts that would cause severe harm to vital HIV treatment and prevention services. SOS will enlist the advocacy of community volunteers to contact their representatives in Congress both in their home offices during(…)

Clinical Laboratories Key to Breaking Down the Health Care Barriers Faced by Trans Patients

Clinical laboratories could significantly improve healthcare for the transgender community by using both sex and gender identity to make decisions about clinical testing, and by determining normal lab values for healthy transgender patients. A review published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal emphasizes these as critical steps on the road to eliminating the many hurdles that(…)

FDA Application Accepted for HIV Drug with New Mechanism of Action

Theratechnologies Inc. (Theratechnologies) (TSX: TH) announced Friday that it has been notified by its partner, TaiMed Biologics, Inc., that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for ibalizumab as a treatment for multidrug resistant Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (MDR HIV-1). If approved, ibalizumab will be the first(…)

13th Transgender Murder Victim of 2017: Josie Berrios

This year’s latest casualty in the ongoing war on transgender women is Josie Berrios, 28. She lived in Ithaca, New York, and was described by those who loved her as a proud transgender woman of color. Berrios had what police say was a “personal relationship” with a man named Michael Davis, 45. Police have charged(…)

AIDS United Releases Statement for Providing Trans-affirming HIV Medical Care, Support Services and Funding

In a community-created consensus statement released today, AIDS United provides critical guidance for clinical providers, funders and social service providers to strengthen their understanding of how best to engage and support transgender communities. The statement provides concrete and measurable steps organizations can take to improve their approach to HIV work in transgender communities and was(…)