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A Reflection on USCA's Coverage of and Dialogue on Transgender Issues

September 22, 2010

A Reflection on USCA's Coverage of and Dialogue on Transgender Issues As an HIV+ Transgender Woman, the 2010 U.S. Conference on AIDS provided the opportunity to continue the lessons learned from last year. I was fortunate enough have the opportunity to speak at the Opening Plenary for the conference where I highlighted the need to create community and unity with our transgender sisters (and brothers) especially those infected and affected by HIV. There were a number of workshops and institutes this year that were trans-focused. However, at every workshop and institute I attended the transgender community was well represented.

One of the workshops I attended was presented by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE), which was an amazing opportunity to sit with both transgender and cisgender [non-transgender] people. The CoE presented a wonderful overview of the major issues facing the transgender community, particularly the lack of statistical, population-based studies and the HIV prevalence estimates internationally.

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