It's been an important few days for Truvada, the once-daily pill for HIV prevention, more commonly known as PrEP. On May 15th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada for PrEP for HIV prevention in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kg.
In rural areas with little opportunity for finding alternate providers, telemedicine offers a way to reach patients who might otherwise avoid care. Telemedicine for trans and gender nonconforming patients is one promising way to reduce financial and emotional burdens.
For older individuals struggling with gender identity, mental healthcare providers are often a primary entry point into the healthcare system. New research suggests hidden strengths: integration of family-centered and interdisciplinary care teams.
The Fenway Institute published a guide on how providers can help trans women living with HIV remain in care and achieve better health outcomes. Here we explore the barriers that these patients face and the ways that healthcare professionals might help patients overcome them.
The number of Americans over the age of 65 is estimated to more than double by year 2060. As our healthcare system adapts to an aging population, it must incorporate the perspectives of older LGBT Americans to address specific needs.
Genderqueer/nonbinary individuals face even higher rates of discrimination in healthcare settings than their binary transgender peers. This study investigates the healthcare experiences of some of these patients and provides recommendations for providers.
April is STD Awareness Month and the 2018 theme is “Treat Me Right,” which focuses on the relationship between healthcare providers and patients. The CDC has a variety of resources for providers, including a comprehensive guide to taking sexual histories that includes information about LGBTQ patients.
Many healthcare organizations now recognize the need for LGBTQIA diversity training. However, surface discussion of explicit bias rarely shifts the needle on more insidious microaggressive environments, cultures and norms.
For transgender youth with chosen names that differ from the one given to them at birth, use of their chosen name in multiple contexts is associated with reduced mental health risks, according to a recent study. Providers and other people who interact with trans youth can support them and their mental health by using their chosen name.