Transgender trivia:High Rates Of HIV

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are a number of interesting facts regarding transgenderism and HIV. In…

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are a number of interesting facts regarding transgenderism and HIV. In total, they are three times more likely than the national average to receive a new diagnosis of the disease. Stigma and discrimination, factors which affect transgender people more than other groups, are often cited as the reason for the higher percentages.


Transgender trivia:High Rates Of HIV
Transgender trivia:High Rates Of HIV

In one study, 84% of those diagnosed were transgender women and 15% were transgender men. (1% were gender nonconforming.) Included in those numbers are the facts that as many as 14% of transgender women have HIV, with blacks making up nearly half of those numbers. (No surprise that the southern U.S. accounts for more cases than any either geographical region.)

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