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President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to be the President of all Americans. Since the election, however, his appointed advisors and nominated cabinet members tell a different story. As citizens and caring members of multiple communities, we have no choice but to educate ourselves, to take action, and to speak out against appointments and policies that threaten the fundamental rights of any resident of the United States to life and liberty without unwarranted interference or threats of discrimination from the government.

In a study published in The Lancet in May 2016, “Near real-time monitoring of HIV transmission hotspots from routine HIV genotyping: an implementation case study,” public health workers quickly identified a cluster of drug resistant HIV cases and were able to get these individuals into care and stop "onward transmissions.” In this article about the study, public health commentators point out, however, the "potential for misuse of the data 'in criminal cases of HIV non-disclosure,' a concern that could result in individuals 'withdrawing from valuable studies and treatment databases'

This article by AIDS United looks at recent moves the by NIH and CDC to improve health outcomes for transgender people by close data gaps and improving HIV prevention efforts among transgender populations.

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