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World AIDS Day 2021 – Trans Inclusion in HIV National Strategic Plans Webinar

  • Online
  • 1st December 2021, 16:00-17:00 CET

Join us on World AIDS Day to discuss the importance of trans inclusion in National Strategic Plans to achieve HIV epidemic control.

  • Published
  • 24 November 2021
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In every country with available data, trans populations are among the most at-risk groups for HIV. Despite this, trans populations are frequently excluded from national data-collection efforts and/or are unacknowledged as priority populations by national governments in their HIV responses. As a result, meaningful inclusion of trans people in National Strategic Plans (NSPs) is rare, and this exclusion continues to contribute to poor HIV-related health outcomes and to comparatively low levels of trans-specific funding and programming.

GATE and amfAR will present a systematic review of HIV NSPs from 60 countries, followed by a presentation of the Best Practice Guidelines to increase the meaningful engagement of trans people in NSP development. We will be joined by speakers from UNAIDS, the Global Fund and a trans community representative to discuss the importance of trans inclusion in NSPs in order to reach populations most at risk of HIV and to ultimately achieve country-level epidemic control.


  • Erika Castellanos, Director of Programs, GATE
  • Jennifer Sherwood, Public Policy Manager, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Elise Lankiewicz, Project Coordinator, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Cleiton Euzebio de Lima, Senior Adviser – Civil Society Networking, UNAIDS
  • Ed Ngoksin, Technical Advisor – Key Populations, Community Rights and Gender Department, The Global Fund
  • Jay Mulucha, Executive Director, Fem Alliance Uganda

Watch the webinar recording