Transgender women have a higher risk of HIV infections. A new CDC report reveals why

Author: Ryan Adamczeski

While transgender women have disproportionately high rates of HIV, the population has been routinely left out of critical research involving infection prevention measures. A new study is finally beginning to bridge the gap.22 percent of those who had trouble finding jobs were uninsured, whereas 62 percent were on Medicaid. Those on Medicaid in states where the insurance plan does not cover gender-affirming care were twice as likely to struggle with finding employment.

While social support networks proved to be important in the lives of transgender women, the report stated that the most effective solutions lie in “integrating housing services, behavioral health services, employment, gender-affirming medical care, and clinical care are important to improve the living circumstances and quality of life for transgender women.”

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Author: Ryan Adamczeski

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