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February 2015

Fenway’s Dr. Kenneth Mayer Appointed To PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board

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Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director of The Fenway Institute, has been appointed to the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). PEPFAR is a U.S. government-led initiative to save the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS across the globe, as well as the cornerstone of the U.S. President’s Global Health Initiative. As the largest international program of its kind, PEPFAR relies on the shared responsibility among donor and partner nations, and all those working in HIV/AIDS public health, to invest their time, money, and expertise in saving lives. Kenneth H. Mayer, MD, 
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Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program Fully Staffed, Available For New Clients

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We’re happy to announce that Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) is now fully staffed and ready to receive new clients. Our VRP team is available to provide counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to LGBT-identified victims of bias crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct. A grant-funded program, the VRP began in 1986 as the Victim Recovery Program, created in response to the rising numbers of gay men who reported being assaulted due to their sexual orientation. Since then, the VRP has expanded its work to include the survivors of partner abuse, sexual violence, and police violence. 
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Local Domestic Violence Programs Speak Out On The Stalking-Related Homicide Of Lisa Trubnikova On Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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As reported in the The Boston Globe, a former coworker of Lisa Trubnikova, Adrian Loya, shot and killed Trubnikova and shot and injured her wife, Anna Trubnikova, as well as an officer responding to the incident. Loya was reportedly obsessed with Lisa Trubnikova. His alleged years of stalking behavior culminated in a seemingly highly premeditated attack, which involved traveling from Alaska to the Cape Cod town of Bourne, Massachusetts, where the couple lived. “Our community mourns the death of Lisa Trubnikova and our hearts go out to Anna Trubnikova and their families and friends,” said Lysetta Purge-Putnam Executive Director of 
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LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World Conference To Explore Challenges Of LGBT Seniors, Caregivers

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Fenway Health’s LGBT Aging Project is excited to co-sponsor the LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World 4th Annual Conference on March 20. This interdisciplinary practice and policy conference will be focused around the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults and caregivers. Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy at Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute and a member of the Diverse Elders Coalition, will deliver the keynote address. Over 20 difference workshops will be featured throughout the day, covering important topics, including Intro to LGBT Aging, Intro to Elder Services, Policy and Practice sessions. The conference will also include a 
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Fenway Institute To Serve As Testing Site For Innovative HIV Vaccine Studies

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Since the 1980s, Fenway Health has been a leader in HIV/AIDS prevention research and education. In that tradition, The Fenway Institute will soon serve as a site for two upcoming vaccine studies that have the potential to significantly reduce the number of new HIV infections: HVTN 106 and HVTN 110. HVTN 106 The first study, HVTN 106, will test four experimental vaccines against HIV by using DNA “primes” – DNA that can replicate the proteins found in HIV. The study vaccines are called DNA Nat-B env, DNA CON-S env, DNA Mosaic env, and MVA-CMDR. It’s important to note that the  
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