The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National LGBT Health Education Center have launched a new web-based CME/CEU program titled Delivering HIV Prevention and Care to Transgender People. This program is designed to support health care providers caring for transgender people, with a focus on transgender women. The web-based program presents the latest data on transgender people and HIV, lists health disparities among transgender people, describes the roles stigma and discrimination play in contributing to these disparities, and provides tips on how to provide patient-centered care specific to the needs of transgender people.
The program presents strategies to make clinical environments more welcoming to transgender patients and covers critical topics in HIV prevention and care—including PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis); initiation of and adherence to ART (antiretroviral therapy); safer sexual behaviors; STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and HIV; and other important topics such as drug interactions with affirming hormonal therapy, partner services, and referral resources.
The web-based program is presented by Asa Radix, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., AAHIVS; Kevin Ard, M.D., M.P.H.; and Ayana Elliott, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., FNP-C.
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