我的生活+的主要目标之一是帮助人们预防新的HIV和其他STI,丙型肝炎和结核病病历的产生。

该应用程序有助于建立医生和HIV感染者之间的匿名沟通。 它可以让您创建简单易行的服药时间表,并设置隐藏和个性化的提醒。

返回
13 二月 2017, 11:00
988

More PrEP awareness needed for transgender women

More PrEP awareness needed for transgender women - 图片 1

The Journal of Adolescent Health has published a new study regarding the awareness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among young transgender women (YTW). The study was performed by a group of scientists from the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine, Philadelphia.

As a part of the study the investigators conducted interviews with 25 YTW between 17- and 24-years-old, who were of either HIV-negative or unknown HIV status. 64% of participants had prior awareness of PrEP and 28% of participants also reported current use or intent to use PrEP.

The study also revealed that transgender women often experience stigma, employment discrimination, and violence, which often lead to participation in sex work, economic marginalization, homelessness, and poor access to gender-affirming healthcare. The estimated HIV prevalence in this population ranges from 5% to 22%, and they are much more likely than other adults of reproductive age to acquire HIV. This highlights the importance of improving PrEP awareness among YTW.

“A key challenge in PrEP implementation involves increasing knowledge and uptake in populations at highest risk of HIV acquisition,” Sarah M. Wood, MD said.

作者: Lilia Ten

在社交媒体上分享