National Transgender HIV Testing Day

April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day.

Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, & continued focus on HIV prevention & treatment for transgender & nonbinary people.

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain risk factors should get tested at least once a year.

According to a CDC report, 42% of transgender women surveyed in seven major US cities have HIV. Among respondents, 62% of Black or African American transgender women, 35% of Hispanic/Latina transgender women, and 17% of White transgender women have HIV. These findings highlight health disparities for transgender people that are exacerbated by transphobic discrimination, limited access to gender-affirming care, insufficient HIV testing, HIV stigma, and systemic racism.

Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers is committed to ensuring our transgender patients have access to high-quality, inclusive services that support optimal health outcomes and improve quality of life.

Most New HIV diagnoses among transgender people were among Black/African American people.

New HIV Diagnosis among transgendered people by race/ethnicity in the US and dependent areas, 2019

Among transgender people, most new HIV diagnoses were among people aged 25 to 34.

Among transgender people, most new HIV diagnoses were among people aged 25 to 34.

PrEP is one pill, taken once a day that will prevent you from becoming HIV+ by over 95%.

PrEP among transgender women chart

Philadelphia FIGHT is committed to providing healthcare services, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, to all people regardless of health insurance status or ability to pay.

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Jen Wright is the Administrative Director of the Community COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Team. Under their leadership, the team has tested over 16,000 people and supplied more than 4000 vaccines throughout Philadelphia.

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Jeffrey is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical expertise is in adolescent and young adult primary care, gender affirming medical care, sexual and reproductive health, medical care for youth living with HIV, and eating disorders.

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