Volunteer Spotlight: Rose and Zoe

April 30, 2019 in inQueery

Volunteer Spotlight is an InQueery series where we introduce you to some of the many volunteers that make up the heart of Pacific Center.  Today, we’re chatting with Rose, who is a faithful front desk volunteer.  Welcome!   Hi! My name is Rose, my pronouns are she/her, I’m a Student and proud Front Desk Volunteer for the Pacific Center, and a Service Dog Handler. I’ve known I was Trans my whole life. In fact, I came to the Bay Area specifically to meet other people like me for the fi…

Is Transgender-specific Healthcare Really Expensive?

August 2, 2017 in inQueery

About a week ago, President Donald Trump cited health care costs as part of a reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service.  Let’s take a closer look at that claim. The data A 2016 RAND analysis (which explored the potential effects of allowing openly transgender people to serve in the military) discussed the cost of health care related to gender transition. Per year, an estimated 29-129 active service members may elect transition treatment that could interfere with thei…

A Social Epidemic from a Medical Perspective: The Work of Joep Lange

August 20, 2014 in inQueery

Guest Writer Meredith Tsang reports on the impact of the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in which an HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, was killed and put his work into the larger social context of HIV/AIDS history and research. The focus of the article is how HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only a medical and biological issue but also greatly affected and impacted by the social which in turn can affect access to treatment and care. Lange’s work is a great discussion point on what approaches can be used to …

HIV Equal: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

March 26, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Writer Shannon Grooms outlines the HIV Equal campaign and its vision, also addressing the criticisms around representation they have faced.

The Serosorting Dilemma

January 29, 2014 in inQueery

Is serosorting really the best way to protect oneself from the HIV virus? InQueery blog contributor JJ Medina explores this hot button issue on a controversial safe-sex practice that might not be so safe after all.

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