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HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men

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In 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections. Approximately 492,000 sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for HIV.

Working with LGBT Students of Color: A Guide for Educators

The following considerations are meant to help educators think more deeply about the experiences of LGBT students of color and their needs. It is not an exhaustive list, but one that was created in hopes of inspiring additional thoughts and questions amongst school staff.

Recommendations for Inclusive Data Collection of Trans People in HIV Prevention, Care & Services

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This report provides guidelines for collecting data on transgender persons, for the purpose of HIV prevention and care and treatment services. The report defines transgender (trans) and discusses the epidemiology of HIV among transgender women. It contends that current methods of data collecting ignore trans women and results in a lack of knowledge, comfort, and skill among health and social service providers who work with trans clients and patients.

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit

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This resource kit presents an overview of current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. While many challenges exist with regards to the availability of data, this kit aims to create awareness among prevention specialists and healthcare providers of the needs, experiences, and health status of LGBT Americans.

12 Populations Being Left Behind

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This poster illustrates the 12 populations being left behind worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS, including: people living with HIV but don't know it, young women, prisoners, migrants, injecting drug users, sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgendered persons, pregnant women, children, the homeless, people with disabilities, and people over 50 years of age.

Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients

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This pamphlet discusses how health care providers can promote the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients by creating a welcoming clinical environment for all patients. This entails examining their practices, offices, policies, and staff training for ways to improve the environment and treatment of LGBTI patients. The pamphlet also suggests that health care providers encourage openness in patient provider discussions, use gender neutral language, and discuss sexual health issues openly using nonjudgmental questions about sexual practices and behaviors.

8 Best Practices for HIV Prevention Among Trans People

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This information sheet lists eight best practices for preventing HIV among transgender (trans) individuals: ground the prevention work in the community; be mindful of race and ethnicity, as one size does not fit all; utilize multidisciplinary approaches to HIV prevention; Get the facts! Assess, evaluate, and enhance; look in all the right places; increase access to health care for trans people; invest in developing and supporting one’s staff; and advocate for structural and systemic change on behalf of trans people.

What Are Male-to-Female Transgender Persons' (MtF) HIV Prevention Needs?

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This information sheet discusses the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention needs of male-to-female transgender persons (MtFs). It explains what being transgender means, whether HIV is a concern, who are partners of MtFs, how challenges are addressed, the risks posed to MtFs for HIV transmission, and what is currently being done and what still needs to be done to promote HIV prevention among MtFs.


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