Thursday, February 17, 2011

From - New Report Highlights Impact of Transgender Discrimination on HIV and Health

I know this is the second time I am referencing this report indirectly but this time it sheds some light on a different area.

While we know that transgender Americans have a heightened risk for contracting HIV, we have very little data to help us fully understand how prevalent HIV is among this community and what kind of role transgender discrimination plays. To help bridge this knowledge gap and shed light on an overlooked community, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality have released findings from the first large-scale national study on transgender people in the U.S.

Based on responses from over 6,400 transgender Americans, "Injustice at Every Turn" touches on a range of areas, including discrimination in education, health care, employment and housing. But most importantly for our readers it shows how these aspects impact and are connected to HIV/AIDS.

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