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
Date: 1 December 2021
Time: 7am PT | 10am ET | 4pm CET (1 hour duration)