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Transgender and HIV

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Alix Best

on 17 July 2015

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Transcript of Transgender and HIV

Fast Facts
Why Transgender?
Those whose gender identity and expression do not conform to societal norms and expectations traditionally attributed to the gender assigned at birth
Risk Factors for Trans and HIV
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT) May 17
Only 43 percent of countries address the needs of transgender people in their national AIDS strategies
they seek to draw the “attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media”
Strengths:
International Presence

In the Community

Annual Figures w/ Stats
Don't Ruin the Moment
Focus on the importance among the LGBTI community and being tested and/or wearing condoms in order to prevent HIV transmission amongst sexual partners/encounters
"Be" web-app
Designed to “support the well-being of young people from diverse sexual orientations and gender identities"
Transgender and HIV
Alexandria Best
19% of trans people surveyed have been refused medical care because of their gender identity; 28% have been harassed in a doctor’s office.
Strengths:

Multiple Languages

Use of Technology

Mapping Resources

Ability to ask questions and get answers
Weaknesses:
No phone # listed

No physical location

Resource to get involved/volunteer
Weakness:
Not much US Presence

No other language besides English/Spanish

Online connecting/no local hub office
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