HIV and Transgendered/Transsexual Communities

Published: March 8, 2013

There is relatively little reliable information on prevalence rates of HIV within trans communities.
This being said, more and more research is attempting to fill this gap. These studies are uncovering new facets of a startling reality that trans communities from around the world have been facing for some time. They have revealed that trans populations have higher prevalence rates than sexual minorities such as gay men.1 The few epidemiological studies indicate global prevalence rates of 8% to 68%.2 An estimated 27,7% percent of trans women in Canada are living with HIV.3

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