Posts Tagged ‘stigma’

TRANSforming Support Services

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The marginalizing of people who self-identify as transgender and in sex work is dangerously compounded by the societal stigma attached to sex workers — putting people at an even greater risk of violence. Shift is committed to pushing back and here for support and advocacy.

New direct-acting Antivirals are changing chronic Hepatitis C treatment for the better. Hepatitis C (HCV) treatment has gone from a once exhausting 48 weeks duration to as a little as 8 weeks with a 95% sustained virologic response (SVR). SVR is defined as a viremia (the presence of viruses in the blood) 24 weeks after completion of antiviral therapy for chronic HCV infection (. In analyses of SVR durability, the incidence of late relapse is extremely low, less than 1%.

This is probably the most often asked question I get while doing my community and outreach work with gay and MSM next to “where can I get tested?” It is a word that a number of gay men are using and hearing more often when speaking with potential sexual partners as it relates to their own […]

“Don’t Judge Me!”

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It took a while to get the courage to go; I was nervous, sticking to the vinyl chair in the waiting room. I knew that I needed to get tested, but I couldn’t tell my family doctor that I’d _(fill in blank)_ (used injection drugs, had condomless sex, had a one-night stand, had sex outside […]