HIV and AIDS
Transgender communities are too often overlooked in HIV and AIDS education and services. We lack comprehensive data because the CDC does not record gender in a way that validates transgender identity as a separate category (for instance trans women are often combined with "men who have sex with men"). This lack of statistical information has a direct impact on the availability of funding, education, and services.
We know that our communities face well-documented risk factors (including low self-esteem, isolation, poverty/unemployment, and lack of appropriate medical insurance/care) which further enhance our risks. Join with us in breaking the silence and fighting stigma.