Webinar: Transgender Healthcare

In order to address the healthcare needs of young Black transgender and gender-nonconforming people, it is critical that you understand your patients’ complete history, day-to-day challenges, goals, and aspirations

At the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize and address issues that present challenges to healthcare access and utilization for transgender and gender-nonconforming patients
  • Assess healthcare needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming patients
  • Employ strategies to deliver culturally appropriate services/care for transgender patients
  • Apply general guidelines for the endocrine treatment of transgender patients

4 Phases of Social Network Strategy (SNS) for HIV Testing

Social Network Strategy (SNS) for HIV Testing Recruitment is an evidence supported approach to engaging and motivating a person to accept a service. SNS is particularly useful to recruit persons at risk for HIV into testing. This infographic highlights the 4 phases of the social networking strategy. The phases are: 1) Recruiter Enlistment, 2) Engagement, 3)Recruitment of Network Associates, 4) HIV Testing

Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Infographics

Flow chart shows how any prescribing health care provider can provide PrEP care; 1.) Test for HIV including acute infection, 2.) Order recommended tests if patient is interested in PrEP and could benefit from it, 3.) Help patient apply for insurance or other programs to pay for PrEP, 4.) Prescribe, 5.) Follow-up


Tony and Derrick hilariously and informatively explores the nuances and importance of having a diverse friend group. The conversation focuses on a study conducted by Penn State which states that, “having a gay friend also increased a person’s likelihood of caring more about the LGBT community and embracing diversity.”

LGBT Statistics: Having one gay friend makes you a better person

Having just one gay or lesbian friend makes you more likely to be supportive of same-sex marriage, according to research into LGBT statistics published at Pennsylvania State University. This article explores the nuances and societial benefits of having a “gay” friend.

New York City HIV Status Neutral Prevention and Treatment Cycle

The NYC Health Department has developed the New York City HIV Status Neutral Prevention and Treatment Cycle to highlight several key messages that are not included in the traditional HIV care continuum. This new paradigm outlines the steps that can lead to an undetectable viral load (when HIV medications work and you have so little HIV in your blood that tests cannot detect it) and steps for effective HIV prevention (such as using condoms and taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP).

We need to talk about ‘top privilege’

This article examines the concept of “privilege” associated with being a top – A top is usually a person who penetrates their partner during sexual intercourse. The author artfully draws a correlation between sexual preference, position and stigma among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM).

Men Who Have Sex With Men of Color in the Age of AIDS: The Sociocultural Contexts of Stigma, Marginalization, and Structural Inequalities

Nearly three decades since the onset of AIDS epidemic in the United States (US), men who have sex with men (MSM) have represented a significant disproportionate number of cases of HIV and AIDS – This article examines the social determinants of health for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) of Color. The author takes a deep dive into the complexities and barriers to accessing and retaining in care within a marginalized population.


Obtaining a Sexual
 History in MSM

For a more complete picture of a patient’s health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed guidelines which offers parameters for discussion of sexual health issues. This article explores the the complex process of obtaining sexual history among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM).

HPTN073 Study: Uptake and Utilization of PrEP Among Black MSM: Why Race Matters

HPTN 073 is a demonstration study designed to see if Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are willing to use Truvada®, a daily pill for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). HPTN 073 will gather feedback about the experience from the men who elect to use PrEP. PrEP is a new HIV prevention method in which people who are HIV-negative take an HIV treatment drug (antiretroviral – ARV) daily to reduce their risk of becoming HIV-infected.