Damian J. Denson
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Of 227 transgender ladies enrolled, many had been economically and socially disadvantaged: 73% had a yearly earnings of significantly less than $15,000; 62% lacked health insurance; 61% had been unemployed; and 46% reported being homeless within the previous year. Many (80%) had checked out an ongoing doctor and over half (58%) had tested for HIV into the previous year. Twenty-nine per cent of these whom reported having an HIV test into the previous two years self-reported being HIV positive. A lot of the test reported hormone usage (67%) in past times year and most hormone usage ended up being under medical direction (70%). Forty-nine per cent reported condomless anal intercourse in the last year and 16% reported ever inserting medications.
These findings expose the socioeconomic challenges and behavioral dangers usually related to high HIV danger reported by black colored and Latina transgender ladies. The results suggest opportunities to engage transgender women in HIV prevention and care given their high reported frequency of accessing health care providers despite low health insurance coverage.
In america, roughly 0.6% for the population, or 1.4 million people, determine as trans-gender. 1 Transgender women can be at high-risk for HIV disease. (더 보기…)