A disturbing new examine was put out by the CDC, saying that nearly 70% of Black feminine transgenders at the moment have HIV, MTO Information has discovered.
The Middle For Illness Management did a complete examine throughout throughout main metropolitan US cities and located that HIV charges are unacceptably excessive amongst transgender ladies. The CDC is asking the examine, “probably the most complete surveys of trans ladies within the U.S.”
The examine discovered that two-thirds of Black trans ladies and greater than one-third of Hispanic trans ladies surveyed throughout seven main cities have HIV.
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In keeping with interviews performed in 2019 by means of early 2020 with 1,608 trans ladies residing in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York Metropolis, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle – 42% of respondents with a sound HIV check outcome had HIV.
Here is extra disturbing information:
63% of members had been residing at or beneath the federal poverty degree and 17% had no medical insurance.homelessness and 17% had been incarcerated.
Within the 12 months earlier than the interviews, 42% of members had skilled
34% of members mentioned they’d engaged in intercourse work. Trans ladies are sometimes overrepresented in intercourse work — which may enhance HIV transmission threat — as a consequence of a scarcity of job alternatives and discrimination.
54% of trans ladies surveyed skilled verbal abuse or harassment as a consequence of their gender id or presentation. 15% reported being bodily compelled or verbally threatened to have undesirable sexual contact.