If youth account for 26% of new HIV cases in the US, why are we not doing more to create access to preventative measures? #PrEP4Youth #WheresMyPrEP
Making PrEP possible For Youth
huffingtonpost.com Co-authored by: Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar, POWER Health Coordinator at HIVE;
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Recently enacted laws in North Carolina and Mississippi and their impact on the rights of the LGBTQ community have brought to light a serious public health issue: an increased risk of HIV and gender-based violence. Laws such as these, as well as in other states, specifically exclude communities from protections against discrimination and create environments with gender inequality, stigmatization, and differential access to services. Together, this can lead to increased risk of violence. Discrimination against the LGBTQ community comes in many forms. Too often LGBTQ people face prejudice that makes it harder for them to get and keep a job. Due to economic instability, people in the transgender community, for example, may find that sex work is one of the few options they have to survive. This can lead to increased drug use and HIV.
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More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV — and one in eight of them don’t know they have the infection, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Here in the Phoenix area, one hospital is trying to find those people, diagnose them — and get them into treatment. The program, which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the only one like it in the state. And it means that every patient who gets their blood drawn in the emergency department is tested for HIV, unless they opt out.
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