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India opens health clinic run entirely for and by LGBT people

India has opened the doors to its first health clinic run entirely for and by LGBT+ people. The healthcare centre, located in Mumbai, employs LGBT+ receptionists, pharmacists, and counsellors to provide the most comfortable experience for its patients. Vivek Anand, CEO of the Humsafar Trust, who opened the clinic in February spoke about its importance to The Guardian. “Over the years, 30-40 percent of the individuals who tested HIV-positive at our clinic disappeared at some point during their treatment at government hospitals,” Anand told the Guardian. “Half of them never...
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Cuba Begins Distributing PrEP Free Of Charge

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Cuban government has begun to distribute pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through a pilot program that began last month. According to a report last week in Granma, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, 28 people in Cárdenas, some 90 miles from Havana, have received PrEP since the program began on March 6. The medication,  which has proven to be 99% safe in preventing the transmissions of HIV, is being provided free of charge to those in need. Cuban officials are...
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