Monthly Archives

November 2015

Fenway Health Observes World AIDS Day 2015

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December 1st marks World AIDS Day – a time each year when we pause to reflect on the incredible progress made in the global battle against HIV/AIDS, and recommit to continue the fight until the epidemic is over. Though this disease is no longer the almost certain death sentence it once was, every new infection is one infection too many. For those with the means to access lifesaving medication, HIV/AIDS is a manageable chronic condition, but still one that can affect everyday life. For those who face financial, social, and geographical barriers to treatment, AIDS still claims lives around the 
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New Report Addresses Health Disparities Faced By LGBTQ Youth Of Color

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Research, The Fenway Institute, Youth | No Comments
LGBTQ youth of color experience disproportionate challenges to their physical and mental health, according to an extensive survey released by The Fenway Institute. The Our Health Matters study is the result of partnership of Fenway, BAGLY Inc., and Boston GLASS aimed at examining and addressing the health needs of LGBTQ youth of color in the Greater Boston area. Our Health Matters was authored by a group of dedicated researchers and experts in their fields: Dr. Kerith Conron, Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute; Johannes Wilson, Study Coordinator; Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute; Jessica 
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HUD Offers Guidance On “Appropriate Placement” Of Transgender People In Homeless Shelters

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The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published new guidelines for emergency homeless shelters that explicitly state that people who are transgender should be assigned to single-sex shelters that conform with their gender identity. The guidelines were published to clarify a rule proposed in 2012 stating that any housing program that receives federal funding must be made available “to individuals and families without regard to actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.” The new guidelines, published November 20, 2015 on National Transgender Day of Remembrance, make it clear that people who are transgender and 
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New Campaign Highlights Benefits Of Daily PrEP Use

By | AIDS Action Committee, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV Prevention, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
The AIDS Action Committee is pleased to announce the launch of a new advertising campaign that aims to educate the public on the benefits of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the fight against HIV. Also commonly known by the brand name Truvada, PrEP is a daily pill that, when taken daily, has proven to be 99% effective in preventing HIV infection. The Talk PrEP campaign hopes to raise public awareness of PrEP’s efficacy and encourage people to start conversations with their friends, family, and doctors about this life-saving drug. Anyone who is HIV-negative, does not have degenerative kidney or liver disease 
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Transgender Health Program Announces New Patient Advocate

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The Transgender Health Program at Fenway Health is happy to announce that Cei Lambert has joined the team in the role of Patient Advocate. Cei (pronounced “Kay”) comes to Fenway with a multidisciplinary background and a long history of work in advocacy, education, policy, and inclusion. Cei will be working under the direction of Ruben Hopwood, the Transgender Health Program Coordinator and Tim Cavanaugh, Medical Director of Transgender Health. Prior to Fenway, Cei worked as the Diversity Projects Manager for Campus Recreation at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he helped initiate the construction of gender-inclusive locker rooms 
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