Recap: HIV and Transgender People
High levels of HIV incidence among transgender people has been documented and was referenced in a CDC Dear Colleague letter for National Transgender HIV Testing Day. Below is a key passage from that letter:
"Transgender women and men are at high risk for getting HIV. According to current estimates, about 1 in 7 (14%) transgender women have HIV, and the percentage is much higher among black/African American (44%) and Hispanic/Latina (26%) transgender women.* An estimated 3% of transgender men have HIV."