Resources to Support HIV Prevention in Trans and Gender Non-Binary People

On April 18, NACCHO marked the annual observation of National Transgender HIV Testing Day, which recognizes the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has multiple initiatives underway to support transgender individuals living with HIV. Transgender individuals are a critical population served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Of the more than half a million clients served in 2016, 1.3 percent are transgender. While RWHAP transgender clients have lower rates of viral suppression as compared to the overall RWHAP client population, significant progress has been made in recent years. According to the 2016 RWHAP Annual Client-Level Data Report, 79.4 percent of transgender clients receiving HIV medical care are virally suppressed.

Below are a list of resources you can use year-round to improve service delivery and support for transgender and gender non-binary people in your communities:

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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