ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Meaningful Inclusion of Trans and Gender Diverse people in the HIV response. (Wednesday 8th November 2017) Zarah Stardust, Teddy Cook
"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