Among a sample of transgender women in Puerto Rico, more than 75% had used hormones. Among those who used hormones, about half reported using injectable hormones or combining these with pills. 25% of the sample had injected liquid silicone, and this was most often performed by an injection specialist or inyeccionistas. Such operations may be done illicitly or not safely. (T. Neilands, CAPS/PRC)
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Laboratory-based surveillance of HIV prevalence in Alameda County is a mostly representative and reasonably complete (87%) sample of the target population of people living with HIV. The decomposable graphs approach (DGA) model overcomes the shortcomings of the traditional analytic approach (i.e. model selection). (P. Wesson, W. McFarland, CAPS/PRC)
Clients from two clinics in South Africa showed near universal approval for a peer navigation program that enhanced HIV care engagement, antiretroviral therapy adherence, and behavioral prevention. Navigators alleviated clients’ feelings of shame and fears of discrimination and modeled how to live successfully with HIV. (W. Steward, M. Moran, J. Morris, S. Lippman, CAPS/PRC)
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