Gender-Affirming Care Plus HIV PrEP Coming to Houston (and Elsewhere)

Gender-Affirming Care Plus HIV PrEP Coming to Houston (and Elsewhere)

That’s because the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) has launched a five-site study looking more deeply at whether providing gender-affirming hormone therapy at the same clinic as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) plus additional health care navigation services improves trans women’s use of PrEP and reduces HIV rates. Transgender women, especially Black trans women, have among the highest rates of HIV in the United States. And a lack of gender-appropriate services makes it less likely that a woman of trans experience would engage in HIV prevention and care. The University of California, San Francisco has been engaged in demonstration projects linking HIV prevention services to gender-affirming care for several years. After that, all women will receive gender-affirming care and peer navigation support on-site.

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