Transgender people and HIV

July 2015 -- This WHO technical brief is the first to summarize essential information and existing WHO recommendations for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care specifically among transgender populations. The 2014 "WHO Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations" acknowledge that the, “high vulnerability and specific health needs of transgender people necessitates a distinct and independent status in the global HIV response” and consider transgender people as a separate key population.

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  • International Pharmacopoeia
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WHO guidelines

WHO guidelines