Silva-Santisteban A,Raymond H, Salazar X, Villayzán J, Salvatierra J, León S, Cáceres C.
UNDERSTANDING THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC IN TRANSGENDER WOMEN OF LIMA, PERU: RESULTS FROM A SERO-EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY USING RESPONDENT DRIVEN SAMPLING.
- Separate transwomen from MSM and plan specific strategies for research, prevention, care and treatment of HIV/STIs for this population.
- Continue research on structural, environmental and individual factors that generate vulnerability in this population.
- Design comprehensive strategies to combat marginalization and transphobia to socially include transwomen with all their rights.
- Include gender enhancement procedures, such as hormone therapy, and expand care beyond treatment of STIs in health services for transwomen. They should be provided by sensitized and trained health personnel.
- Focus efforts on assuring that sex work takes place in a safe environment and promote access to condoms and lubricants. Work with transwomen’s organizations on research and prevention strategies to be implemented in the future, since these are most knowledgeable about the reality of its own population.