Some researchers have expressed concern that, as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use increases in the U.S., so will the transmission of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A new study involving black men who have sex with men (MSM) pushes back against that worry.
HIV Prevalence Among Transgender Women Lower Than Previously Estimated, but Rates May Not Be Going Down, New CDC Study Finds
A new systematic review conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 14% of trans women and 3% of trans men are living with HIV. This article explores the risk of contracting HIV among transgender women.
Transgender Engagement, Prevention & Care
This PowerPoint Presentation explores best practices for enhancing HIV prevention, care, behavioral health and social services for Transgender individuals of color.
Video: Triple Dip – STD Testing
To provide comprehensive care to Black gay men, start here – we are are more than our sexual identities. In our latest His Health teaser, Dr. Quintin Robinson breaks down how to administer sexually affirming health screenings for Black same gender-loving men.
Webinar: Whole-Health Assessment
The Whole-Health Assessment is the foundational training for His Health’s series.
In this training, candid discussion among experienced providers highlights how the intersection of race and sexuality affects Andre’s experience seeking care as a young Black man who has sex with men (MSM). This course includes information on relevant STD/STI screenings, mental and behavioral health assessments, anal health screening, and vaccinations. You will consider the influence of patients’ experiences both outside of and within your clinical setting, and practice simple strategies to facilitate culturally appropriate, holistic health care for Black MSM patients.
Transgender Issues in HIV
As awareness about the existence of transgender people growsin mainstream consciousness, so does our knowledge about their unique strengths, needs, and vulnerabilities. Providers of HIV care need accurate and current information about transgender people living with HIV, including potential barriers and facilitators to engagement and retention, as well as strategies for optimizing HIV care and treatment for transgender patients.
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
PODCAST: GET YOURSELF A GAY FRIEND
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.”