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Am J Public Health. 2004 Jul;94(7):1193-9.

HIV risk behaviors among male-to-female transgender persons of color in San Francisco.

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Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 94105, USA. tnemoto@psg.ucsf.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The authors examined HIV risk behaviors among African American, Asian/Pacific Islander (API), and Latina male-to-female (MTF) transgender persons in order to improve HIV prevention programs.

METHODS:

Individual survey interviews with MTF transgender persons of color (n = 332; 112 African Americans, 110 Latinas, and 110 APIs) were conducted.

RESULTS:

Prevalence and correlates of receptive anal sex and unprotected receptive anal sex (URAS) varied by type of partner (primary, casual, or commercial sex partners). URAS with primary partners was associated with drug use before sex; URAS with casual partners was associated with HIV-positive status and drug use before sex; and URAS with commercial sex partners was associated with African American ethnicity and low income.

CONCLUSIONS:

Findings on current risk behaviors among MTF transgender persons provided meaningful implications for HIV prevention interventions.

PMID:
15226142
PMCID:
PMC1448420
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