Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and expression does not conform to the norms and expectations traditionally associated with the sex assigned to them at birth; it includes people who are transsexual, transgender or otherwise considered gender non-conforming. Transgender people may self-identify as transgender, female, male, transwoman or transman, trans-sexual, or, by a variety of indigenous terms used in specific cultures, such as hijra (India), kathoey (Thailand), waria (Indonesia), or one of many other transgender identities. They may express their gender in a variety of masculine, feminine and/or androgynous ways. The high vulnerability and specific health needs of transgender people necessitate a distinct and independent status in the global HIV response.
Technical documents and guidelines
Meetings and events
Reaching those at high risk of HIV: how WHO learns from experiences on the ground
Young people’s views guide WHO advice on HIV prevention and care for those most at risk
Key populations’ communities participate in the development of the HIV guidelines
HIV prevention in generalized epidemics: optimal interventions for Global Fund applications