XIX International AIDS Conference


THPDC02 The Global Picture: Transgender Health and Rights
  Oral Poster Discussion Session : Track C
Venue: Mini Room 8
Time: 26.07.2012, 13:00 - 14:00
Co-Chairs: JoAnne Keatley, United States
Marcela Romero, Argentina
 
 

13:00
THPDC0201
The global burden: HIV testing


T. Poteat, United States

13:10
THPDC0202
Abstract
Powerpoint
Global burden of HIV infection among transgender persons: a systematic review and meta-analysis
S. Baral, T. Poteat, A. Wirtz, S. Stromdahl, C. Beyrer
Center for Public Health and Human Rights, JHSPH, Epidemiology, Baltimore, United States
S. Baral, United States

13:15
THPDC0203
Abstract
Powerpoint
HIV testing among transgender persons funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, 2008-2009
N. Habarta, G. Wang, M. Mulatu
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Atlanta, United States
N. Habarta, United States

13:20
THPDC0204
Abstract
Powerpoint
Transgender in Tamil Nadu are still highly vulnerable to HIV and STIs: findings from bio-behavioral surveys
L. Ramakrishnan1, P. Goswami1, T. Subramaniam2, S. Mathew1, S. Ramanathan1, B. George1, R. Adhikary3, M.K. Mainkar4, R.S. Paranjape4
1FHI 360, India, New Delhi, India, 2National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), ICMR, Chennai, India, 3FHI 360, Washington, Washington, United States, 4National AIDS Research Institute-ICMR, Pune, India
L. Ramakrishnan, India

13:25
THPDC0206
Abstract
Increasing transgender community capacity to impact HIV prevention and health care services: Coalitions in Action for Transgender Community Health (CATCH)
D. Castro1,2,3, J. Keatley1,2,3, L. Gutierrez-Mock1,2, J. Sevelius1,2, G. Rebchook1,2
1Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: University of California, San Francisco, United States, 2Center for AIDS Prevention Studies: University of California, San Francisco, United States, 3Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center: University of California, San Francisco, United States
D. Castro, United States

13:30
Moderated discussion



Powerpoints presentations
Global burden of HIV infection among transgender persons: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Stefan Baral

HIV testing among transgender persons funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, 2008-2009 - Nancy Habarta

Transgender in Tamil Nadu are still highly vulnerable to HIV and STIs: findings from bio-behavioral surveys - Lakshmi Ramakrishnan



Rapporteur report

Track C report by Sheri Lippman


This session presented the global picture of transgender health and rights.  There is a severe lack of data regarding the size and scope of the transgender epidemic, particularly in low income countries with generalized epidemics. This lack of information makes it difficult to both design programs and monitor progress in accessing transgender populations, including provision of testing and treatment in addition to social programs.  The lack of UNGASS indicators for transgender populations needs to be addressed and countries need to be more attentive to including reasonable surveillance measures using questions that identify transgender people.  S. Baral and colleagues performed a meta-analysis of HIV burden on transgender women across all countries with available data: the pooled global HIV prevalence was 19.1% (95% CI 17.4-20.7) and the overall Odds Ratio of having HIV among transgender women as compared to others in the same countries was approximately 50.0.  Data from CDC funded prevention programs indicate that transpeople are tested very infrequently, despite their elevated burden of diseases:  of the 5,522,689 CDC-funded HIV testing events reported in 2008-2009, including CBO based testing, only 0.14% were conducted among transgender people.  Some models of building community capacity in the transgender community are underway, including the Coalitions in Action for Transgender Community Health (CATCH) program at UCSF.  Speakers highlighted the need for more strategies to reduce trans-phobia in the world, models for community-based programming and outreach, and the need to train health care workers to be sensitive and more knowledgeable about providing care to the range of people who have non-conforming gender.  It is extremely difficult to talk about improved access to care & prevention without dealing with the issue of human rights, stigma, and discrimination. 




   

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