Perspectives: Transgender Health
This issue of Perspectives examines how transgender people have been ignored in some key areas of HIV research and service provision. It also discusses how this trend can be reversed—in part through improved methods of data collection. We will review the available research on transgender people and their risk for HIV, and will examine the factors, especially social factors, that put people in this community at especially high risk. Finally, we will discuss some of the ways that HIV service providers can provide a sensitive and welcoming environment for transgender clients, particularly in the arena of HIV testing.