Left and right photos of travesti or transgender women in Latin America

Transgender women in Peru identify as "travesti,"  aim to look feminine, and seek out macho partners

In Peru, transgender women self-identify as "travesti." They aimed to appear feminine in public, seeking out silicone injections and abusive men or "machos" as partners. With sex work as a common occupation and alienation from community, travesti have many unmet health needs, including HIV prevention. (Jae Sevelius, CAPS faculty)

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Left photo is of a gay black couple and right photo is of a gay white, shirtless and muscular couple with one painted with a dash across chest and the other with a plus sign across his chest

HIV- partner's self-reports of HIV+ partner's viral suppression associated with condomless anal sex

Among serodiscordant gay couples, HIV-negative partners' self-reports of their partner's viral suppression were positively associated with condomless anal sex. Self-reports from the partner living with HIV and blood test results were not associated with it. (A. Conroy, T. Neilands, J. Sauceda, L. Darbes, S. Dilworth, J. Taylor, M. Johnson, CAPS researchers)

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Left photo is of the Castro street sign in San Francisco with LGBT flag in background, upper right photo is of white men toasting with glasses, lower right photo is of open palm with Truvada blue pills and other hand tilting pill bottle over other hand

Less than 1 in 10 men who have sex with men were using PrEP in San Francisco among all eligible in '14

While about two-thirds of HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) in San Francisco were eligible to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 2014, only less than 1 in 10 of MSM were using it. Moreover, MSM using PrEP were more likely to be white and of older age. Reach for young, black and Hispanic MSM needs to be increased. (Willi McFarland, CAPS researcher)

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'Proyecto Orgullo' Peru, logo

"Proyecto Orgullo" improves HIV prevention with gay men and transgender women in Peru

Proyecto Orgullo (PO) is a community intervention for decreasing sexual risk, promoting healthy behaviors, and empowering gay men (GM) and transgender women (TW) in Peru. PO was found to positively influence GM/TW's beliefs and prevention behaviors, provide social support, and create community. (A. Maiorana & S. Kegeles, CAPS researchers)

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International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2016 newsletter of presentations by CAPS/UCSF PRC researchers

CAPS/UCSF PRC represented at the 21st International AIDS Conference! #AIDS2016

We are proud yet again to present at the 2016 International AIDS Conference! With a total of 54 sessions, CAPS faculty, affiliated scientists, and trainees’ will address the following nine topic areas that have international reach. To access the full presentation list or lists by topic area, check out our latest AIDS 2016 newsletter here : http://conta.cc/29fyEi8

Left illustration is of a brown hand palm facing up with pills aligned in the shape of a question mark and two right photos are of male physicians counseling their male patients

Language barriers, medical jargon, and body language make it difficult to engage in HIV treatment

Language barriers, medical jargon, and body language make it difficult for people living with HIV/AIDS to engage in care. Other health seeking behaviors and cultural facilitators and barriers were also identified. Read more about the perspectives of healthcare providers and professional care workers (C. Dawson Rose & M. Johnson, CAPS faculty).

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