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Help Shape The Future Of HIV Prevention: Join A Research Study Today

By | HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, Research, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
The battle against HIV/AIDS has shifted dramatically in the past decade, as our understanding of the virus and how to combat it has increased. The introduction of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill commonly known as Truvada, has been an incredible game changer for HIV prevention. Currently, condom use and PrEP are the most proven effective methods for protection against HIV infection. “Using Truvada for PrEP has been revolutionary for HIV prevention, but, unfortunately, it’s not a one size fits all solution,” said Ryan Tappin, Clinical Manager, Biomedical Research at The Fenway Institute. “The more choices for PrEP that patients 
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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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Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health Alumni Reunite at APHA Conference

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At last month’s American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver, a number of alumni from Fenway’s Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health reunited to celebrate the Institute’s accomplishments and foster new collaborations in the realm of LGBT public health. A program of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health, the Summer Institute is a unique opportunity for graduate students and early career scholars to receive training in interdisciplinary theory and methods for conducting population research on sexual and gender minority health. Sponsored by The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health and the Institute for Urban Health Research at Northeastern 
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The Fenway Institute Leads Innovative Transgender Health Research

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Despite growing societal awareness and acceptance, transgender people still face significant barriers to health and wellness. Researchers from The Fenway Institute have published a Lancet series of papers on transgender health needs in an effort to both expose and address these inequities. Lead by Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Affiliated Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute, the findings shine a much needed spotlight on the unique health needs and disparities of the transgender population. “The Lancet transgender health series highlights the vital importance of linking health and human rights to improve transgender population health globally,” said Reisner. “To my knowledge, it 
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Study Explores New HIV Linkage to Care Model

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MSM continue to be the group most heavily affected by HIV in the US; while they represent only two percent of the U.S. population, MSM account for nearly 67% of newly diagnosed HIV infections. That burden is even heavier for gay and bisexual African American men. The CDC reports that from 2005 to 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among young African American gay and bisexual men increased 87%. These troubling numbers highlight the need for a variety linkage to care models to ensure that these men regularly take 
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