Volume 6, Issue 4

Preventing HIV in MSM and Transgender Women

In this issue:

Nearly two of three new HIV infections in the United States appear in transgender women and men who have sex with men (MSM), with most transmission coming from people unaware of their infectionWhat should clinicians do to increase the rate of HIV screening in these populations to meet guideline recommendations? 

In this eHIV Review podcast, Dr. Robert Goldstein from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital takes us to the clinic to explain how HIV risk in these special populations can be identified and infection prevented. 

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the appropriate frequency for HIV screening of men who have sex with men.
  • Describe key considerations in developing strategies to prevent HIV in transgender women.


Robert H. Goldstein, MD, PhD
Robert H. Goldstein, MD, PhD

Instructor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, MGH Transgender Health Program
Boston, Massachusetts

Program Directors:

Ethel D. Weld, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Division of Infectious Diseases
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Matthew Spinelli, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor
HIV, ID, and Global Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN

Nurse Educator – Office Based Addiction Treatment, Training and Technical Assistance Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Length of activity:

0.5 hour Physicians
0.5 contact hour Nurses

Launch date: January 28, 2021
Expiration date: January 27, 2023