Brian White, Roxanne Gaye, Health Resources And Services Administration discussed on CBS Weekend News Roundup


CBS is Laura Podesta's in Brooklyn, New York, where one shop wants to take that stress away. Brean Patrice has not always felt comfortable in a barbershop. Where a woman getting a buzz cut is not the norm. My last barbershop honestly, truly was predominantly straight men. Patrice, who identifies as sexually fluid says that camera ready cuts in Brooklyn, New York, she can be herself. I didn't feel like I had to come in here and like you put on a faith or like I wasn't going to be accepted in any kind of way. It came out of the frustrations and needs of of of my friends. Owner Kane tells me they were inspired to create a space where clients didn't have to explain why they want to look a certain way. Photos on the wall show a variety of haircuts that aren't specific to anyone. Gender writer and speaker Roxanne Gaye gets her edges trimmed by Kane every three months to you as a haircut. More than a haircut. Absolutely, because I think that when you feel good in your body, it allows you to be more confident, and it allows you to be more open to the world. This movement is growing nationwide, a nonprofit group called Strands for Trans Pinpoints barber shops throughout the country where trans people can feel welcome. They're space, Um, for you, wherever it is that you want to be. Cain hopes to expand her work by opening a school where barbers will be trained in inclusivity. Laura Podesta, CBS News, Brooklyn, New York. There are about 1.2 million people in the United States with HIV, and there are many people who have it, but they don't know it. NATIONAL HIV Testing Day is on June 27th Day to encourage people to go and get tested. Dr Laura Cheevers, a physician and associate administrator for the HIV AIDS Bureau, at the Health Resources and Services Administration. She joins us today to talk about just how important this is. I want to begin by taking a look back many years ago, HIV was a very deadly disease. It carried a big stigma as well. But treatments have come quite a long way. Absolutely. When I first started working on HIV in 1990 most people that were diagnosed head about six months on average to live today if someone is diagnosed Medication and take them every day. They can live a near normal lifestyle with HIV, and by being on medications that are effective. They can prevent further transmission of HIV to other people. So it's really important both for the patient and for their loved ones to get tested on treatment treatments have come a long way. Talk about people's perceptions towards HIV. Has that changed through the years Have we made any progress there? Years and years ago, young boy named Brian White acquired HIV and all he wanted to do with the rest of his life was to go to school, and he was not allowed to do that in his community, even though we know HIV is not casually transmitted, and I have to say that the stigma about HIV really persists today. Not quite that badly. But people still do not have a good understanding that HIV is not easily transmissible. It's mainly through sex in the United States and people can live a long, healthy life with HIV. What about.

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