Golden Rule Services

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HIV Testing Among Transgender Women and Men in 27 States and Guam, 2014–2015 - Transgender persons are at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; in a recent analysis of the results of over nine million CDC funded HIV tests, transgender women had the highest percentage of confirmed positive results (2.7%) of any gender category. Transgender men, particularly those who have sex with cisgender men, are also at high risk for infection. READ MORE HERE

Why Are Black Men Falling Behind When it Comes To ART?

(hivplusmag.com) - The number of poz guys on antiretroviral therapy is increasing, just not for black men. READ FULL STORY  

Penile bacteria may be a previously unrecognized risk factor for HIV infection in men.

Studies have linked the human microbiome ­­that is, the collection of microbes living in and on the human body, to a variety of health conditions, but little is known about the role of the penile microbiome as it relates to men's health. READ MORE HERE

HIV Meds Likely Drive Falling HIV Rate - After two decades of stagnation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) estimate of the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States fell 18% between 2008 and 2014, from 45,700 to 37,600 per year. READ FULL STORY

USB Stick Can Test HIV Viral Load 

Scientists have developed a USB stick that can measure an HIV-positive person’s viral load. Using a drop of blood, the stick can be plugged into a computer, laptop or handheld electronic device to give results within half an hour.  READ FULL STORY

HIV Risk Factors in People With Hep C 

Looking to understand what factors can help predict whether someone with hepatitis C virus (HCV) will later contract HIV, researchers analyzed data from the British Columbia Hepatitis Testers Cohort. READ FULL STORY

Scientists have removed HIV from human immune cells using gene-editing technique. READ FULL STORY

Routine PrEP Screenings Could Drop STI Rates Up To 40% - PrEP use has been linked with an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections, but study shows that PrEP, combined with regular STI screenings, actually reduces the transmission of both HIV and other STIs among gay and bisexual men by up to 40 percent. READ FULL STORY

Addressing PrEP Disparities among Young Gay & Bisexual Men in CA

(CA HIV/AIDS Research Program)

Young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (YMSM), particularly black and Latino YMSM, are at highest risk for HIV in California and across the United States. READ SUMMARY HERE

Evidence that “on-demand” PrEP taken before and after sex can prevent HIV  READ FULL STORY

PrEP Still Proves One of Best Tools In Stopping and Preventing HIV Transmission READ FULL STORY

Recommendations For

PrEP HIV Preventative

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How well do condoms protect gay men from HIV?  READ FULL STORY

Syphilis On The Rise

Not many years ago Syphilis infections became rare. Over the last decade infections have risen approximately 150%, most notably among men who have sex with men ages 20-44, and women ages 20-29. Syphilis rates among African Americans are almost double that of all other ethnic groups. Get tested today! 4433 Florin Rd, Ste. 860, Sacramento, CA 95823.

GetTested.com Allows Users To Test At Home For 13 Different STIs
Getting tested AT a clinic can be embarrassing and stressful, which is why OraQuick—the first at-home HIV test, which you can buy at your local pharmacy—is popular among certain groups. Now a new test, from GetTested.com, allows users to test at home for 13 different sexually transmitted infections. This new and improved test is also perfect for non-monogamous couples looking for a regular testing option without having to make repeated trips to a doctor’s office. READ FULL STORY
A New Vaginal Ring Aims To Be An Anti-HIV Drug & Contraceptive
(hivplusmag.com) - Trials have begun for a new ring will protect women from contracting HIV while also warding off unwanted pregnancy. READ FULL STORY
Over 70% of Adults Think Hetero Anal Sex Has Low HIV and STD Risk READ FULL STORY
Meningitis raises concern of new epidemic for gay and bisexual men. READ FULL STORY

COME TO GRS AND GET TESTED!

In October, GRS Executive Director Clarmundo Sullivan took part in the educational narrative the "Spectrum Archives : Narratives of Courage" session in San Jose, CA.
Screening Sheds ‘Moonlight’ on Black LGBTQ Representation Validation - Sacramento State Department of Theater and Dance assistant professor Bernard Brown speaks during the Moonlight panel discussion in the Hinde Auditorium Wednesday. Bernard was accompanied by Centers for Diversity and Inclusion Director John Johnson and Golden Rules Services Executive director Clarmundo Sullivan. READ FULL STORY

GRS At Rainbow Festival

This year GRS had a booth at Rainbow Festival to increase our visibility and let the community know about our new Case Management services. We distributed a large amount of prizes, free materials, and important information.

GRS Receives NCAC Grant
On August 16 Golden Rule Services was proud to receive a $14,000 grant for their participation in this year's NorCal AIDS Cycle event. CAC ride. These funds will be used to continue our free HIV, STD, and HCV prevention and testing services to the most underserved and vulnerable community members.

Golden Rule Services Has Moved

In June 2017, Golden Rule Services moved our offices - right across the hall! Our new office, located in the same building, is now across the hall in Suite 860. Our new larger space allows us to provide a more welcoming, spacious area for our clients. Stop by and pick up the latest STD/HIV/PrEP information, some condoms, and get your rapid testing while here. 4433 Florin Rd, Ste. 860, Sacramento, CA 95823.

'Culture of Health' Requires Focus on Young Men of Color, Study Finds
(Philanthropynewsdigest.org)
Expanding opportunities and eliminating barriers to health and success for young men of color is critical to fully realizing a national "culture of health" designed to address the barriers and disparities faced by young men of color  READ FULL STORY
One out of three young, black gay and bi men are unaware of their status READ FULL STORY