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Evidence for Action: A Call for the Global HIV Response to Address the Needs of Transgender Populations

Citation

Poteat, Tonia; Keatley, JoAnne; Wilcher, Rose; & Schwenke, Chloe (2016). Evidence for Action: A Call for the Global HIV Response to Address the Needs of Transgender Populations. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19(3 Suppl. 2), 21193. PMCID: PMC4949318

Abstract

Transgender people are severely underserved in the global response to HIV. Less than 40% of countries report that their national AIDS strategies address transgender people [1], despite a growing body of evidence that transgender women, in particular, face a disproportionate and heavy burden of HIV. An estimated 19% of transgender women worldwide are living with HIV, and they have almost 50 times the odds of living with HIV compared to other reproductive age adults [2]. The impact among transgender sex workers is even more profound. Transgender women sex workers have a prevalence of HIV that is nine times that of non‐transgender female sex workers and three times that of male sex workers .

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/ias.19.3.21193

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Editorial

Year Published

2016

Journal Title

Journal of the International AIDS Society

Author(s)

Poteat, Tonia
Keatley, JoAnne
Wilcher, Rose
Schwenke, Chloe

PMCID

PMC4949318