CDC Publishes New Issue Brief on HIV and Transgender Communities

October 7, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new issue brief: HIV and Transgender Communities. HIV prevention for transgender people is a core priority of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. As part of its High-Impact Prevention approach, CDC is working with public health partners, other federal agencies, and community leaders to address key gaps in HIV prevention and care for transgender people nationwide. Gaps in knowledge about population size and trends in HIV infections, however, create significant challenges to designing effective prevention programs, directing resources, and tracking progress in this population. This issue brief outlines what the available data tell us about the effects HIV has taken on the transgender community, why transgender people are at particular risk, and the ways in which CDC and its partners in public health can continue to work together to address the HIV prevention and other healthcare needs of transgender people.

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