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December 2016

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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Governor’s 9C Cuts Could Impact Access to Healthcare

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker this week announced $98 million in budget cuts in response to anticipated revenue shortfalls, including nearly $1 million in cuts to the HIV/AIDS line item. These cuts will impact a range of programs, including HIV counseling and testing, access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and access to clean syringes and life-saving Narcan. “These reductions are concerning and could threaten the care and services that Fenway Health and other organizations provide to thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, as well as the prevention programs that have been so effective in helping us reduce new diagnoses 
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