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CDC researchers examine HIV-related stigma among U.S. healthcare providers

Less stigmatizing attitudes by providers can help reduce social and structural barriers to HIV care across the care continuum.

A Systemic Review from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed studies of HIV-related stigma among healthcare providers and identified three main themes: attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors; quality of patient care; and education and training.

CDC: We could cut the HIV transmission rate by more than 90%

More than 700,000 of the 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are undiagnosed or not receiving care, a population responsible for 91.5 percent of the transmissions of the infection in 2009, researchers reported Monday.

NCTE, HRC call on CDC to investigate denial of breast cancer screenings to transgender women

In response to news reports that an uninsured transgender woman in Colorado who found a lump in her breast was denied federally subsidized mammography based on federal guidance that she is "not genetically female,” the Human Rights Campaign and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) called on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate and change any discriminatory guidelines.

Google+ event to look at HIV prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Google+ Hangout On Air in recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

Dramatic increase in HIV infection rates among gay men, youth

New data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal a sharp increase in the number of new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men and, in particular, among young men ages 13-24.

New "m2mPower" program to address HIV/AIDS and gay men

The primary goal of the first phase of m2mPower supported through AIDS United's cooperative agreement with the CDC is to ensure that HIV is a priority for key non-HIV focused organizations serving men who have sex with men (MSM) in the targeted communities of Atlanta and Baltimore.

A letter to the community: The lesbian cancer epidemic

Dr. Scout and his partner Liz Margolies have had too many lesbian friends and relatives die of cancer lately, and despite their own hard work, there are still too many inequities and a total lack of inclusion of the LGBT community in cancer research and support programs. With two commentaries that will touch you and possibly change you, they identify ways we can all help and present a list of demands for what they hope will be the first healthcare conference focusing on cancer in the LGBT community.