In the United States, it is estimated that around 1.4 million adults identify as transgender. Transgender women are at high risk of having HIV and of contracting HIV. Transgender women of color, especially Black/African American and Hispanic/Latina women, experience disproportionately high rates of HIV. There is a gap in research on HIV and transgender men; few studies have gathered HIV prevalence data for this population.
HIV disproportionately affects the transgender community. Community awareness and action can help address this issue. Play your part by joining Metro Wellness & Community Centers for an evening of dialogue on barriers to testing for trans individuals, a review of HIV facts/statistics, and a conversation on the stigma surrounding HIV. Guest speaker Stephanie Stuart will share her story and light refreshments will be served.
FREE HIV testing will be available during the event.
For more information, please email TransCommunity@MetroTampaB
NOTE: Individuals of all gender identities, expressions, and orientations are welcome in this space.