CDC Sample Study: Transgender HIV Testing Rates Often Lag

CDC Sample Study: Transgender HIV Testing Rates Often Lag

Friday, November 3, 2017
TARGET Center

Transgender persons, who are at high risk for HIV infection, receive HIV testing at lower levels than is consistent with their risk profiles, according to self-reported data in a multi-state sample study. To clarify, transgender persons have lower levels of HIV testing as compared to the high risk group of gay/bisexual men. These findings are presented in the CDC MMWR report (August 25, 2017), HIV Testing Among Transgender Women and Men, 27 States and Guam, 2014–2015.  Testing rates, however, are highly variable among transgender groups, with black transgender women and men reporting higher rates of HIV testing than their white counterparts. 

See our transgender resources page for HIV care resources for this population.