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Trans and cis women and men all have similar levels of PrEP drugs in blood

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nam/aidsmap, 7 September 2020 A study in which 24 trans women and 24 trans men who were taking gender-affirming hormone therapy were directly observed to take a daily dose of the standard formulation of the HIV prevention medication PrEP found that the levels of the two PrEP drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine were similar to the levels seen in similar cis men and women, and were all above levels...

New HIV Treatment factsheet series

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NAPWHA, 20 Dec 2018 NAPWHA would like to thank ViiV Healthcare for an unrestricted grant to produce a new range of treatment messages. These are ideal for someone who has been newly diagnosed, or who is unsure if they are receiving the best possible treatment for them. Below are the first three of the series; these are downloadable in PDF format. Please continue to check in with NAPWHA in 2019...

Reproductive health of HIV-positive women being neglected, says Swiss study

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nam/aidsmap, 06 February 2018 HIV-positive women in Switzerland are mainly relying on male condoms for contraception, investigators report in HIV Medicine. “Male condoms remained the most frequently used contraceptive method, whereas the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives was very uncommon,” note the researchers. “One in six women using contraceptives experienced an unwanted pregnancy...

A Fate Worse than Death? Being Transgender in Long-term Care

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Psychology Benefits Society blog ( American Psychological Association), Oct 26, 2017 “I would kill myself.” This is what a 70 year-old transgender woman told me recently when I asked what she would do if she needed long-term care. While this sounds dramatic, it is a common sentiment among older transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) adults (Witten, 2014). Many TGNC older adults do not have...

Contraception for women with epilepsy: counselling, choices, and concerns

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Open Access Journal of Contraception, 19 April 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 69—76 Arne Reimers, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, St Olavs University Hospital, and Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s and Women’s Health, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway Abstract: Approximately 50% of all pregnancies in women with epilepsy (WWE)...

New website with information on drug use and sexual & mental health, for the LGBTI community

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24/11/2015 Today, a website has be launched to provide advice and information on drug use and sexual and mental health, focused on the Australian LGBTI community. The website, TouchBase, is a collaboration between the Victorian AIDS Council, the Australian Drug Foundation and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisatios (AFAO). It is the first online resource to deal with how recreational drugs...

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