HIV Care/ Healthcare LGBTQ
Historical data indicates that there were 2,351 known transgender persons diagnosed with HIV from 2009 through 2014 in the United States. Of these diagnoses, 84% were transgender women and 15% were transgender men. Further, among transgender adults living with HIV in Florida, 51% were Black transgender women, whereas 34% of these transgender women were 30-39 years of age. Among transgender men living with HIV, 50% were white. The most common mode of HIV exposure for transgender women is anal sex with men, resulting in 87% of these women exposed to the virus. Overall, it is to be noted that at the end of 2016 in Broward County, 1 in 78 adults were known to be living with HIV; 1 in 90 Caucasians were living with HIV; 1 in 43 Blacks were living with HIV; and 1 in 145 Hispanics were living with HIV.
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- Linkage HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment.
- Peer Case Management
- Linkage to PrEP ( Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective. A single pill taken once daily, it is highly effective against contracting HIV when taken as prescribed.
- Linkage to PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a month-long course of drugs to help prevent HIV infections that is taken after a possible exposure to HIV. It is most effective when started within 24 hours, but it must be started within 72 hours.
- In-Home HIV Testing, or HIV Testing in non-traditional healthcare settings.
- STI testing referrals
- Condoms Distribution/ Access (Free) pick up Drop-In Center.
- Preventative Education and Sub Populations focus groups to include Transmen, Transwomen, Non-Binary, Sex Workers and Substance abuse.
- Linkage/ Referrals to services for Men who sleep with Men (MSM)
- Mental Health linkage/ referral