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Am J Public Health. 2006 Jun;96(6):1034-7. Epub 2005 Aug 30.

Health and health care among male-to-female transgender persons who are HIV positive.

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San Francisco State University, Human Sexuality Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, 2017 Mission St, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. rmelende@sfsu.edu

Abstract

Recent studies have reported high rates of HIV infection among male-to-female transgender persons, but little research has examined how male-to-female transgender persons manage living with HIV. We compared demographic and health characteristics of 59 male-to-female transgender persons who were HIV positive with 300 nontransgender control subjects who were HIV positive. We found several demographic differences between the groups but no significant differences in HIV-related health status. Male-to-female transgender persons were less likely than the control group to take highly active antiretroviral therapy.

PMID:
16131645
PMCID:
PMC1470610
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2004.042010
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