Delivering HIV Prevention and Care to Transgender People
Originally Presented On: March 5, 2018
Faculty: Asa Radix, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., AAHIVS;
Kevin Ard, M.D., M.P.H.;
Ayana Elliott, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., FNP-C
Developed by: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National LGBT Health Education Center
The Delivering HIV Prevention and Care to Transgender People web-based CME/CEU is designed to assist health providers caring for transgender people, with a focus on transgender women. The program presents the latest data on transgender people and HIV, describes the roles stigma and discrimination play in contributing to health disparities, and provides tips on how to provide patient-centered care specific to the needs of transgender people. The program presents strategies to make clinical environments more welcoming to transgender patients and covers critical topics in HIV prevention and care—including PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis); initiation of and adherence to ART (antiretroviral therapy); safer sexual behaviors; STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and HIV; and other important topics such as drug interactions with affirming hormonal therapy, partner services, and referral resources.