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
Blueprint for the provision of comprehensive care for trans persons and their communities in the Caribbean and other Anglophone countries
Prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men and transgender people
Priority HIV and sexual health interventions in the health sector for men who have sex with men and transgender people in the Asia-Pacific Region