Michaela Cavanagh works as the communications and documentation officer for the CVC/COIN Vulnerabilized Groups Project, a 5-year PANCAP Round 9 Regional Global Fund Grant in the Caribbean.
4 December 2014
For the Transgender Community, Recognition of Their Human Rights is Key to Closing the Gap
In a recent study of ten low-income and middle-income countries, the prevalence of HIV in transgender women was found to be incredibly high, at nearly 18%. Transgender women who engage in sex work are especially vulnerable, and most in need of prevention, treatment, and care.
This World AIDS Day, if we truly want to close the gap, we must work together to put the needs of our most vulnerable communities at the forefront of the fight.