The Fenway Institute Helps Develop Model Of HIV Care For Transgender Women In Peru

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More than 100 transgender women in Lima, Peru, have joined an amfAR-funded study that aims to determine if combining HIV prevention and treatment with gender-affirming medical care will help these women access health services and remain in care. Transgender women have the highest prevalence of HIV in Peru—30 percent in Lima, according to one study, yet the least access to services. “Stigma and discrimination are powerful barriers that prevent transgender women from participating in society,” said principal investigator Dr. Javier Lama of Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación (IMPACTA), a nonprofit that conducts HIV/AIDS research. “The staff of most public 
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Edge Media Names Policy Brief On PrEP For Transgender Women As One Of Top Women’s Health Stories Of 2016

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Edge Media Network has highlighted policy brief “Transgender women and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: What we know and what we still need to know” as one of the most important women’s health stories of 2016. The brief was released last winter by the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care—a program of The Fenway Institute, AIDS United, and ARCW. In it, researchers explored the interaction between feminizing hormones used by transgender women, and the medication currently approved for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP). The brief also brought attention to the urgent need for more lifesaving research 
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Treat Yourself To New Eyewear For A New Year

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Do you still have 2016 funds remaining in your Flexible Spending Account? Consider starting off 2017 with new, stylish pair of glasses from Fenway Health’s Optical Shop! Health savings accounts allow you to use tax-free earnings to purchase medical supplies, including eyeglasses and contact lenses. If that money is not used, it will be lost. Check with your HR department or HSA vendor to find out what rules apply to your money. By purchasing eyeglasses, sunglasses or contact lenses at Fenway Health, you also support the mission of caring for all who need help, regardless of their income or ability 
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Harbor to the Bay 2016 Raised More Than $283K For Fenway Health

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Harbor to the Bay (H2B) President and Club Cafe owner James Morgrage visited Fenway Health this week to present a check for this year’s H2B funds raised from this year’s ride. Team Fenway and Team YLC raised over $283,000 for September’s 14th Annual H2B Ride, which was the second most financially successful H2B ride ever! All the funds raised by Team Fenway and Team YLC will go towards supporting the lifesaving programs and services of Fenway Health. We’d like to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who biked, crewed, and donated this year. Their dedication to the cause of 
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Trailblazer Rhonda Linde, PhD, Retires After 35 Years At Fenway Health

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Fenway Health is saying goodbye to an icon and community treasure this month when Rhonda Linde, PhD, retires after a ground-breaking career in our Behavioral Health department. For more than 35 years, Rhonda served our community like no other and we are so much better because of her passion for helping others. Over the years, she’s cared for thousands of patients and helped scores of new therapists get their own careers started through the internship program she created. Some of the most important work we can thank Rhonda for happened during the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, when Fenway 
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