The LGBT Health Line – June 2014 Newsletter of the National LGBT Health Eduction Center

The LGBT Health Line:
Newsletter of the National LGBT Health Education Center
June 2014
New Publication Now Available: 
Hepatitis C Infection in HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex with Men
Approximately 3.2 million individuals in the United States are infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection. While injection drug use is the most common mode of transmission, growing evidence indicates that the virus is also being spread through sexual contact, particularly among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). In this clinical brief, we review what is known about the epidemiology of HCV among HIV-infected MSM, as well as current screening, treatment, and prevention recommendations for HCV. 

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 Free Webinar!
If You Have It, Check It: Overcoming Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening with Patients on the Female-to-Male Transgender Spectrum

Date/Time: July 16, 2014, 1:00 pm ET
Speakers: Jennifer Potter, MD, Sarah Peitzmeier, MPH, Sari Reisner, ScD, MA, Ida Bernstein, Fenway Health
The majority of FTM transgender individuals retain a cervix and can therefore develop cervical cancer.  Because of this, national guidelines recommend that transgender men with a cervix follow the same screening protocol as non-transgender women. However, a recent research study found that Fenway Health patients who identify on the female-to-male (FTM) transgender spectrum have over 10 times higher odds of having an inadequate Papanicolaou (Pap) test compared to female patients. In this webinar, experts in the fields of medicine and research will share primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention strategies and will identify strategies that providers can use to address barriers to optimal screening and prevention in FTM patients.
On-Demand Webinars
We offer over 20 on-demand webinars on topics such as:
  • Introduction to LGBT Health
  • LGBT Health Care Under the Affordable Care Act
  • LGBT Youth
  • LGBT Older Adults
  • HIV Prevention
  • Transgender Health Care
  • Cross-Gender Hormone Therapy
  • Same-Sex Domestic Violence
  • and more!

For more information, click here!

Free CME/CEU Credits

Additionally, all of our webinars are certified for FREE CME/CEU credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Click here to learn more about our CME/CEU credits.
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The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, culturally responsive, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

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This publication was produced by the National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health with funding under cooperative agreement# U30CS22742 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or HRSA.



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