New Tools for Addressing Violence and HIV—Linked Public Health Challenges—in KP Programs

Members of key populations experience disproportionate burdens of both HIV and violence. These epidemics are linked—violence increases HIV vulnerability and poses a barrier to HIV testing, disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral therapy.

Seizing the opportunity: Ending AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa

With its concentrated HIV epidemic, the Middle East and North Africa has the advantage of a relatively low HIV burden among the general population, as well as among children and adolescents.

China: Being transgender in China: activist on her struggles, and surgeon on his patients’ biggest challenge

Chao Xiaomi says there is still a serious lack of LGBT education in China, and wants to reach out to its smallest and most traditional communities. A gender reassignment surgeon says the medical community also lacks understanding, and criteria for surgery can be tough for patients to meet.

US: Potential new PrEP drug exposes gaps in data for women

The possibility of new PrEP drug raises questions about how to fix gaps in data on women. Medicare will cover CAR-T cell therapy with significant moves to broaden administration and eligible patients. Sarepta denies a serious patient response to its Duchenne’s therapy, but its stock plunges.