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Biopsychosocial Mechanisms Linking Gender Minority Stress to HIV Comorbidities among Black and Latina Transgender Women (LITE Plus): Protocol for a Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study

Citation

Rich, Ashleigh J.; Williams, Jennifer; Malik, Mannat; Wirtz, Andrea L.; Reisner, Sari L.; DuBois, L. Zachary; Juster, Robert Paul; Lesko, Catherine R.; Davis, Nicole; & Althoff, Keri N., et al. (2020). Biopsychosocial Mechanisms Linking Gender Minority Stress to HIV Comorbidities among Black and Latina Transgender Women (LITE Plus): Protocol for a Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(4), e17076. PMCID: PMC7186865

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Black and Latina transgender women (TW) experience a disparate burden of HIV and related comorbidities, including poor mental health and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks. Pervasive multilevel stigma and discrimination operate as psychosocial stressors for TW living with HIV and shape health disparities for this population. Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) is commonly used by TW to facilitate alignment of the body with gender identity; in the context of stigma, GAHT may both improve mental health and increase CVD risks.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/17076

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

JMIR Research Protocols

Author(s)

Rich, Ashleigh J.
Williams, Jennifer
Malik, Mannat
Wirtz, Andrea L.
Reisner, Sari L.
DuBois, L. Zachary
Juster, Robert Paul
Lesko, Catherine R.
Davis, Nicole
Althoff, Keri N.
Cannon, Christopher M.
Mayer, Kenneth H.
Elliott, Ayana
Poteat, Tonia

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

4

Pages

e17076

PMCID

PMC7186865

Reference ID

12911