Young transgender people are at elevated risk of contracting HIV and other STDs.

Young transgender people are at elevated risk of contracting HIV and other STDs. Expand
Young transgender people are at elevated risk of contracting HIV and other STDs.

Transgender adolescents and young adults, particularly trans females, are at a disproportionately high risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus [1] and other sexually transmitted diseases [2].

REFERENCES

[1] Poteat, T., Scheim, A., Xavier, J., Reisner, S. & Baral, S. (2016). Global Epidemiology of HIV Infection and Related Syndemics Affecting Transgender People. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 72 (Suppl 3). [Link]

[2] Reisner, S.L., Vetters, R., Leclerc, M., Zaslow, S., Wolfrum, S., Shumer, D. & Mimiaga, M.J. (2015). Mental Health of Transgender Youth in Care at an Adolescent Urban Community Health Center: A Matched Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Adolescent Health 56 (3): 274-279. [Link]