Renata O. Smith, PharmD, AAHIVP, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist in HIV/HCV/gender-affirming care at University of Illinois Health. She is the director of the PGY2 residency in HIV.
Gender-Affirming Care in Persons Living With HIVSeptember 19th 2022
Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) therapy consists of administration of exogenous hormones and suppression of endogenous hormone production, with the goal of obtaining characteristics more congruent with an individual’s gender identity. Here is a review of these therapies and consideration for PrEP and the risks associated with HIV in this diverse population.