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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188030/unveiling-of-hiv-dynamics-among-transgender-women-a-respondent-driven-sampling-study-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Beatriz Grinsztejn, Emilia M Jalil, Laylla Monteiro, Luciane Velasque, Ronaldo I Moreira, Ana Cristina F Garcia, Cristiane V Castro, Alícia Krüger, Paula M Luz, Albert Y Liu, Willi McFarland, Susan Buchbinder, Valdilea G Veloso, Erin C Wilson
BACKGROUND: The burden of HIV in transgender women (transwomen) in Brazil remains unknown. We aimed to estimate HIV prevalence among transwomen in Rio de Janeiro and to identify predictors of newly diagnosed HIV infections. METHODS: We recruited transwomen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by respondent-driven sampling. Eligibility criteria were self-identification as transwomen, being 18 years of age or older, living in Rio de Janeiro or its metropolitan area, and having a valid peer recruitment coupon...
February 7, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178111/demographics-behaviors-and-sexual-health-characteristics-of-high-risk-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-who-use-social-media-to-meet-sex-partners-in-lima-peru
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Jeremy Y Chow, Kelika A Konda, Gino M Calvo, Jeffrey D Klausner, Carlos F Cáceres
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) in Peru bear a disproportionate burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In a context of quickly expanding communication technology, increasing numbers of MSM and TW are using social media applications to seek sex partners. Understanding social media users and their sex partnering practices is needed to update HIV and STI prevention programming. METHODS: In Lima, Peru, 312 MSM and 89 TW from 2 STI clinics underwent HIV and STI testing and participated in a survey of demographics, behaviors, sexual health, and social media practices...
March 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160894/addressing-health-care-disparities-among-sexual-minorities
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REVIEW
Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Ebele Oranuba, Niya Werts, Lorece V Edwards
There is evidence of health disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual populations. Although the focus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health research has been human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and sexually transmitted infection among men who have sex with men, there are health disparities among sexual minority women. Using the minority stress framework, these disparities may in part be caused by individual prejudice, social stigma, and discrimination. To ensure equitable health for all, there is urgent need for targeted culturally sensitive health promotion, cultural sensitivity training for health care providers, and intervention-focused research...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027664/barriers-and-facilitators-to-hiv-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-testing-for-gay-bisexual-and-other-transgender-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Ayden I Scheim, Robb Travers
Transgender men who have sex with men (trans MSM) may be at elevated risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI), and therefore require access to HIV and STI testing services. However, trans people often face stigma, discrimination, and gaps in provider competence when attempting to access health care and may therefore postpone, avoid, or be refused care. In this context, quantitative data have indicated low access to, and uptake of, HIV testing among trans MSM. The present manuscript aimed to identify trans MSM's perspectives on barriers and facilitators to HIV and STI testing...
December 27, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002311/committee-opinion-no-685-care-for-transgender-adolescents
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Gender nonconforming youth are an underserved population who obstetrician-gynecologists are seeing increasingly in their practices. Currently, there are large gaps in training, knowledge, and comfort with transgender patients among obstetrician-gynecologists. The purpose of this document is to review current recommendations that apply to an obstetrician-gynecologist. It is important for obstetrician-gynecologists to be aware of the social and mental health risks for the transgender population. Consensus guidelines support initiating medical therapy after an adolescent has an established diagnosis of transgender identity and has reached Tanner stage II development...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002306/committee-opinion-no-685-summary-care-for-transgender-adolescents
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Gender nonconforming youth are an underserved population who obstetrician-gynecologists are seeing increasingly in their practices. Currently, there are large gaps in training, knowledge, and comfort with transgender patients among obstetrician-gynecologists. The purpose of this document is to review current recommendations that apply to an obstetrician-gynecologist. It is important for obstetrician-gynecologists to be aware of the social and mental health risks for the transgender population. Consensus guidelines support initiating medical therapy after an adolescent has an established diagnosis of transgender identity and has reached Tanner stage II development...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938639/staying-healthy-under-the-sheets-inuit-youth-experiences-of-access-to-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights-in-arviat-nunavut-canada
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Gregory J Corosky, Astrid Blystad
BACKGROUND: Inuit youth are reported to experience considerably worse sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) outcomes than Canadian youth in general, as evidenced through public health data on sexually transmitted infections, unintended young pregnancies and rates of sexual violence in Nunavut compared to national averages. Existing literature on Inuit SRHR has identified the impact of westernization and colonialism on health outcomes, though gaps remain in addressing youth- and community-specific experiences of SRHR...
2016: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931519/high-prevalence-of-hiv-chlamydia-and-gonorrhoea-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-attending-trusted-community-centres-in-abuja-and-lagos-nigeria
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Babajide Keshinro, Trevor A Crowell, Rebecca G Nowak, Sylvia Adebajo, Sheila Peel, Charlotte A Gaydos, Cristina Rodriguez-Hart, Stefan D Baral, Melissa J Walsh, Ogbonnaya S Njoku, Sunday Odeyemi, Teclaire Ngo-Ndomb, William A Blattner, Merlin L Robb, Manhattan E Charurat, Julie Ake
INTRODUCTION: Sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV prevalence have been reported to be higher amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in Nigeria than in the general population. The objective of this study was to characterize the prevalence of HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea in this population using laboratory-based universal testing. METHODS: TRUST/RV368 represents a cohort of MSM and transgender women (TGW) recruited at trusted community centres in Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria, using respondent-driven sampling (RDS)...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865332/human-immunodeficiency-virus-other-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-sexual-and-reproductive-health-in-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-youth
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REVIEW
Sarah M Wood, Caroline Salas-Humara, Nadia L Dowshen
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and questioning youth represent a diverse population who are affected by many sexual health inequities, including increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). To provide comprehensive sexual health care for LGBT youth, providers should set the stage with a nonjudgmental, respectful tone. Providers should be competent in recognizing symptoms of STIs and HIV and aware of the most up-to-date screening guidelines for LGBT youth...
December 2016: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835629/the-association-of-health-seeking-behaviors-with-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-status-among-high-risk-urban-youth
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Holly B Fontenot, Terrence Lee-St John, Ralph Vetters, Danielle Funk, Chris Grasso, Kenneth H Mayer
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is the primary strategy to reduce the burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) related diseases in the United States. Unvaccinated youth are at risk for HPV infection and associated diseases, and limited research has explored factors associated with HPV vaccination among those who are disadvantaged and at high risk, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and/or homeless. METHODS: A retrospective electronic medical record review was conducted at an urban, homeless, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer focused health center in northeastern US logistic regression models examined the associations between HPV vaccination and demographic/social characteristics and health behaviors...
December 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799139/sexual-preferences-and-presentation-on-geosocial-networking-apps-by-indian-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-maharashtra
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Jayson Rhoton, J Michael Wilkerson, Shruta Mengle, Pallav Patankar, B R Simon Rosser, Maria L Ekstrand
BACKGROUND: The affordability of smartphones and improved mobile networks globally has increased the popularity of geosocial networking (GSN) apps (eg, Grindr, Scruff, Planetromeo) as a method for men who have sex with men (MSM) to seek causal sex partners and engage with the queer community. As mobile penetration continues to grow in India, it is important to understand how self-presentation on GSN app is relevant because it offers insight into a population that has not been largely studied...
October 31, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760680/prep-implementation-research-in-africa-what-is-new
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Frances M Cowan, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Eduard J Sanders, Nelly R Mugo, Fernand A Guedou, Michel Alary, Luc Behanzin, Owen Mugurungi, Linda-Gail Bekker
INTRODUCTION: Of the two million new HIV infections in adults in 2014, 70% occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Several African countries have already approved guidelines for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for individuals at substantial risk of HIV as part of combination HIV prevention but key questions remain about how to identify and deliver PrEP to those at greatest need. Throughout the continent, individuals in sero-discordant relationships, and members of key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women and injection drug users) are likely to benefit from the availability of PrEP...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759645/factors-associated-with-previously-undiagnosed-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-in-a-population-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-male-to-female-transgender-women-in-lima-peru
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Joshua D Billings, Dvora L Joseph Davey, Kelika A Konda, Claire C Bristow, Jeremy Chow, Jeffrey D Klausner, Carlos F Cáceres
The aim of the study was to identify factors associated with undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) and male-to-female transgender women in Lima, Peru.We analyzed characteristics of 378 MSM and transgender women recruited from 2 sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics in Lima, Peru. Descriptive analyses compared: (A) HIV-uninfected, (B) previously undiagnosed HIV-infected, and (C) previously diagnosed HIV-infected participants. Multivariable logistic regression models identified: (1) correlates of previously undiagnosed HIV-infection among participants thought to be HIV-uninfected (B vs A); and (2) correlates of previously undiagnosed HIV-infection among HIV-infected participants (B vs C)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731969/gender-and-sexual-health-care-of-transgender-patients
#14
Ronni Hayon
Transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals experience significant health disparities. They are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, smoke, be diagnosed with HIV infection or other sexually transmitted infections, and experience depression or attempt suicide. Many also experience discrimination within the health care system. Office-level strategies to create a safe and affirming space for gender-expansive patients include posting of a nondiscrimination statement, use of intake forms that ask about current gender identity and birth-assigned sex, provision of gender-neutral restrooms, and staff training in use of appropriate language...
October 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604053/bisexual-invisibility-and-the-sexual-health-needs-of-adolescent-girls
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Miriam R Arbeit, Celia B Fisher, Kathryn Macapagal, Brian Mustanski
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze bisexual female youth perspectives on their experiences accessing sexual health information and services provided by a doctor, nurse, or counselor. Specifically, we sought to: (1) understand how youth perceptions of providers' attitudes and behaviors affect their seeking and obtaining sexual health information and services; (2) examine how social stigmas within the family context might be associated with barriers to sexual health information and services; and (3) assess school-based sources of sexual health information...
October 2016: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565027/puerto-rican-latina-youth-coming-out-to-talk-about-sexuality-and-identity
#16
Alice Fiddian-Green, Aline C Gubrium, Jeffery C Peterson
Public health efforts focused on Latina youth sexuality are most commonly framed by the syndemic of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, a narrow and often heteronormative focus that perpetuates silences that contribute to health inequities and overlooks the growing need for increased education, awareness, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. This article presents findings from the project Let's Talk About Sex: Digital Storytelling for Puerto Rican Latina Youth, which used a culturally centered, narrative-based approach for analyzing participants' own specifications of sexual values and practices...
August 26, 2016: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494000/-perspectives-to-improve-the-sexual-health-of-sexual-and-gender-identity-minorities-in-guatemala
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Jorge Alonzo, Lilli Mann, Florence Simán, Christina J Sun, Mario Andrade, Guillermo Villatoro, Scott D Rhodes
Sexual and gender identity minorities in Guatemala are disproportionally affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). However, little is known about the health determinants among these minorities that contribute to infection risk. Health researchers from the United States and Guatemala sought to explore sexual health needs and identify characteristics of HIV/STI prevention programs for these minorities.Our partnership conducted 8 focus groups with gay and bisexual men, men who have sex with men, and transgender women; and 10 in-depth interviews with community leaders...
January 2016: EHQUIDAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27454158/the-use-of-social-networking-applications-of-smartphone-and-associated-sexual-risks-in-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-populations-a-systematic-review
#18
E P H Choi, J Y H Wong, D Y T Fong
The use of social networking applications (apps) on smartphones has the potential to impact sexual health and behaviour. This was the first systematic review to critically appraise and summarize the existing literature on the use of social networking apps on smartphones and their associated sexual health and sexual behaviour effects in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations. A systematic search was conducted in five databases (CINAHL Plus, PsycINFO, PubMed, SCOPUS and Sociological Abstracts), using controlled terms and keywords...
February 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435074/hiv-and-syphilis-prevalence-among-transgender-women-in-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam
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Donn Colby, Ngoc Anh Nguyen, Bao Le, Trang Toan, Dinh Duc Thien, Hoang Thi Huyen, Thi Doan Anh Mai, Mackey R Friedman, Ron Stall
Globally, transgender women have higher risk for HIV than the general population and men who have sex with men, but there is little data on this population in Vietnam. In 2015 we conducted a biological and behavioral survey of 205 transgender women in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Factors associated with HIV and syphilis infection were assessed through multivariable logistic regression models. Median age was 25 years (range 18-64). Overall prevalence was 18.0 % for HIV and 17.6 % for syphilis. Factors independently associated with HIV infection included risky alcohol use [adjusted Odds Ratio (aOR) 3...
December 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27431472/putting-the-t-in-tools-a-roadmap-for-implementation-of-new-global-and-regional-transgender-guidance
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R Cameron Wolf, Darrin Adams, Robyn Dayton, Annette Verster, Joe Wong, Marcela Romero, Rafael Mazin, Edmund Settle, Tim Sladden, JoAnne Keatley
Transgender (trans) activists and global health partners have collaborated to develop new tools and guidance for assessing and addressing HIV and other health needs within trans populations. Trans women experience a heavy burden of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), high incidence of violence and difficulties accessing gender-affirming services. At the same time, little has been published on trans men's health, HIV issues, needs and experiences. Young trans people are especially marginalized and vulnerable, with few programmes and services specifically tailored to their needs...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
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