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"There has probably never been a population both more heavily impacted and less discussed at scientific meetings than the transgender population around the world" Dr.Tonia Poteat CROI 2016
TGD are being recognised as a high risk population (WHO 2015)
Nineteen percent of Trans women world wide are HIV (+ve). Limited evidence about HIV among trans males is available due to the lack of data/evidence.
ACCESS (Kirby Institute 2017) Data shows out of 696 people 5.2% were HIV (+ve); 8.9% were trans women and 4.5% trans men. Trans women were more likely to report sex work
Barriers to Prevention: Methodological, cultural, social and system, geographical and under representation
Legal Barriers: Pathologisation and legal sex recognition