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Global Epidemiology of HIV Infection and Related Syndemics Affecting Transgender People

Citation

Poteat, Tonia; Scheim, Ayden; Xavier, Jessica; Reisner, Sari L.; & Baral, Stefan D. (2016). Global Epidemiology of HIV Infection and Related Syndemics Affecting Transgender People. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 72(Suppl. 3), S210-9. PMCID: PMC4969059

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Transgender populations have been underrepresented in HIV epidemiologic studies and consequently in HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs. Since 2012, there has been a dramatic increase in research focused on transgender people. Studies highlight the burden of HIV and risk determinants, including intersecting stigmas, as drivers of syndemics among transgender populations. This review synthesizes the most recent global epidemiology of HIV infection and describes current gaps in research and interventions to inform prioritization of HIV research for transgender populations.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000001087

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Author(s)

Poteat, Tonia
Scheim, Ayden
Xavier, Jessica
Reisner, Sari L.
Baral, Stefan D.

Year Published

2016

Volume Number

72

Issue Number

Suppl. 3

Pages

S210-9

PMCID

PMC4969059

Reference ID

12890