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Trans Inclusion in National HIV Policy and Planning: AIDS 2022

GATE and amfAR will bring together activists, researchers, and policymakers for a practical discussion of how to increase trans inclusion in national HIV planning processes.

Trans Inclusion in National HIV Policy and Planning: A collaborative discussion between activists, researchers, and policy makers.

GATE and amfAR are hosting a satellite session on to discuss trans Inclusion in National HIV Policy Planning, Participants will leave this satellite with knowledge about the current state of trans inclusion in national HIV plans globally as well as key advocacy strategies to increase trans inclusion in their own settings. The satellite will begin with two brief presentations.

Firstly, amfAR researchers will give a presentation on the results from a recent systematic review documenting the quality of trans inclusion in the National HIV Strategic Plans (NSPs) of 60 countries. Results of the review were recently published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Secondly, GATE staff will introduce key findings from a mixed methods research endeavor to document community perspectives on best practices for trans inclusions in NSPs.

Two best-practices guides aimed at activists and governments are available in several languages. Following the presentations, GATE staff will moderate a panel of local trans activists from Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia who will each discuss their experience advocating for trans inclusion in the NSP development process over the past year. Activists come from organizations that were funded to undertake this work by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and will share lessons learned and key strategies and barriers to advocacy. Colleagues from UNAIDS and the Global Fund will be in attendance and will be asked to prepare brief remarks and reflections on the presentations and suggestions for the next steps. Time will then be allotted for full participant discussion between activists, policymakers, and researchers, followed by opportunities for informal discussions.

Schedule

07:45
2 min
Opening Remarks
Erika Castellanos, Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), United States
Max Nicolai Appenroth, GATE – Global Action for Trans* Equality, Germany
07:47
13 min
Sistematic Review of trans inclusion in NSPs
Elise Lankiewicz, amfAR, United States
Jennifer Sherwood, amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research, United States
08:00
30 min
Increasing the meaningful engagement of trans people in NSPs in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia
Alesandra Ogeta, JINSIANGU, Kenya
Jay Mulucha, Fem Alliance Uganda/ (EATHAN), Uganda
Chengo Chintu, Transbantu Association Zambia, Zambia
08:30
15 min
Moderated Discusssion
Jay Mulucha, Fem Alliance Uganda/ (EATHAN), Uganda
Elise Lankiewicz, amfAR, United States
Chengo Chintu, Transbantu Association Zambia, Zambia
Alesandra Ogeta, JINSIANGU, Kenya
Max Nicolai Appenroth, GATE – Global Action for Trans* Equality, Germany
Jennifer Sherwood, amfAR The Foundation for AIDS Research, United States

ROOM/CHANNEL: Room 510/Channel 8