Transgender People

Transgender people, particularly, transgender women of color, have higher rates of HIV infection. Rates are especially high among African American transgender women. Transgender people face significant barriers to accessing HIV and other medical care and social support services.

Source: Transgender Clients: HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2019, Population Fact Sheet (HRSA, June 2021)

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII)

    Review of the activities and tools used to conduct the end+disparities ECHO Collaborative, a multi-year national quality improvement initiative focused on reducing HIV health disparities among four subpopulations.

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program (e.g., library of tools by topic and populations, calendar of events, directory of AETCs, clinician consultation resources). Discover AETC EHE resources for clinicians.

  • University of California, San Francisco

    Website with guidelines, articles, online learning, and connections to agencies and others involved in transgender health.

  • Howard Brown Health Center

    Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.

Technical Assistance

  • The RWHAP Compass Dashboard is a user-friendly, interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. HRSA offers office hours and webinars to help use the tool.
  • TA/training for RWHAP agencies to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS care they provide.

  • ELEVATE will prepare people with HIV to meaningfully engage and take on leadership roles in planning bodies, advocacy actions, and the HIV workforce.

  • ESCALATE will focus on reducing HIV stigma through training participants in EHE jurisdictions.

  • The NHC provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States.
  • The AETC Program offers clinician education and tailored capacity-building assistance.

  • Initiative documenting existing best practice strategies and interventions that have been shown to improve HIV outcomes in a "real world" setting and can be replicated by other programs.