In every country with available data, trans populations are among the most at risk groups for HIV. Despite this, trans populations are frequently not included in national data-collection efforts or are not recognized by national governments as priority populations 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 within this population and leads to comparatively low levels of trans-specific funding and programming.
GATE, in collaboration with amfAR, has developed an an online open-access training designed to help trans and gender diverse activists to address their exclusion from HIV National Strategic Plans (NSPs).
NOTE: If you sign up for this training, your name will be visible to other participants. If you require anonymity, we suggest that you create an alternative gmail account using a pseudonym to complete the training.
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In order to address this gap, GATE and amfAR, with funding from EJAF have developed two guides:
Best Practice Guideline for Governments
Click on the links below to download the guides for governments:
These guides seek to address the exclusion gap by increasing the meaningful engagement of trans people in National Strategic Plan development.
Additionally, an open-access research paper, co-authored by GATE and amfAR was published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) to further understand the extent of meaningful inclusion of trans people in national strategic plans (NSPs) for HIV/AIDS. Read “Assessing inclusion of trans people in HIV national strategic plans: a review of 60 high HIV prevalence countries”.
For a brief overview of the guidelines, you can watch the video below:
Watch our World AIDS Day 2021 webinar on Trans Inclusion in HIV National Strategic Plans:
Join us in calling for better trans inclusion!
With thanks to the Elton John AIDS Foundation for funding this work