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July 2016

What’s new with TransCEND? Find out this Thursday!

By | AIDS Action Committee, Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, Trans, TransCEND | No Comments
On Thursday, July 27 TransCEND (Transgender Care and Education Needs Diversity) will hold a community meeting for anyone interested in learning more about services offered by TransCEND and the future of the program. AIDS Action Committee Executive Director Carl Sciortino and AIDS Action Transgender Health Coordinator Chastity Bowick will answer questions. Light refreshments will be served and attendees will receive a free gift! TransCEND provides support and risk reduction services to transgender women (male to female), who experience much higher rates of HIV than the general population. The program offers free HIV and STI testing and free risk reduction materials 
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14 Great Reasons to Love Harbor to the Bay

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It’s that time of the year again: the 14th annual Harbor to the Bay (H2B) charity bike ride is almost upon us! In support and encouragement of Fenway Health’s riders and crew, here are 14 reasons why H2B is a fantastic event. 1.) 100% of proceeds go to charity. In non-mathematical terms…that’s all of it. 2.) H2B has raised over $4 million since its launch in 2003. That money has helped support four local HIV/AIDS organizations, including Fenway Health! 3.) H2B riders cover some serious distance. Participants can opt for a 68 mile or a 126 mile bike ride between 
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State Makes It Easier To Fight Opioid Epidemic

By | AIDS Action Committee, Community, HIV/AIDS, Needle Exchange Program | No Comments
For many years, AIDS Action Committee has been on the forefront of advocating for sound policies to protect those struggling with addiction. A decade ago we worked for passage of syringe decriminalization, pharmacy access to syringes without a prescription, and the Good Samaritan Law to empower those dealing with overdoses to seek help from law enforcement. A decade before that we pushed for the creation of needle exchanges to stop the spread of HIV among IV drug users. This month, AIDS Action succeeded in removing a major obstacle to fighting the opioid epidemic. Gov. Charlie Baker has approved a measure 
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Bathroom Access Is A Public Health Issue

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, The Fenway Institute, Trans | One Comment
A new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine outlines the reasons why equal access to public bathrooms is critical to public health, and how lack of safe public accommodations can lead to serious injury and illness for transgender people. The paper, titled Beyond Bathrooms — Meeting the Health Needs of Transgender People, was co-authored by Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Sc.D., Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute. The debate and passage of recent legislation in several states to require people to use the bathroom corresponding with their “birth” sex has led to much fear and misinformation. Claims that 
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The Fenway Institute Represents at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa

By | Fenway News, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Digital technologies. Social networks. Breakthroughs in habit formation. Advances in medical therapy. These are some of the innovative tools that scientists and researchers at The Fenway Institute are exploring to fight the HIV pandemic here at home and around the world. Next week, a team of five Fenway scientists and researchers led by Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D., Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute, will bring their latest findings to the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The annual event features experts in science, public policy, and public health presenting new research in HIV treatment, prevention, and 
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