Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) observes November 20th to honor the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence annually. Black transgender women are most impacted by these acts of violence. At least 32 transgender Americans have been killed this year. We the People, an HIV Policy Center for all Californians in partnership with the San Diego Black LGBTQ+ Coalition acknowledge TDOR as a call to collective action to bridge HIV and violence prevention responses in California, centering the health and safety of Black transgender women.
Infographic from data from the HIV Surveillance Report 2020. The Continuum of HIV Care reports from 2016 to 2020, and the HIV and Transgender People Fact Sheet 2020 published by the California Department of Public Health.
Little is known about how payment affects individuals' decisions to participate in HIV research. Using data from a U.S. survey of people living with HIV (N = 292), we examined potential research participants’ attitudes toward payment, perceived study risk based on payment amount, and preferred payment forms, and how these factors vary by sociodemographic characteristics. This infographic highlights the importance of payment in research participation, including the view of payment as a benefit and also disincentives to participation.
This new infographic from CHIPTS and CHPRC illustrates the research finding that single mothers in U.S. states with more generous Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) engaged in significantly less HIV risk behaviors compared to those in states with less generous (or nonexistent) EITCs. The effect of a refundable state EITC on HIV risk behavior was what we would expect for two or more hours of intensive HIV risk-reduction counseling, an intervention few low-income single mothers can readily access. This finding demonstrates the impact of antipoverty policy.
Natural disasters related to climate change are on the rise in California, but the impacts of climate-related events on healthcare delivery and client engagement in care are not well understood. The critical care needs of those receiving HIV, STI, and harm reduction services are of particular importance; disruptions to services pose an immediate threat to continuity of care and client health. We conducted a rapid response qualitative study to better understand climate-related disruptions to services, document adaptive strategies, and provide recommendations for policy action.
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