20th International AIDS Conference - Melbourne, Australia


WEAD03 Unpacking Risk and HIV in Transgender Communities
  Oral Abstract Session : Track D
Venue: Room 203-204
Time: 23.07.2014, 11:00 - 12:30
Co-Chairs: Leigh Ann van der Merwe, South Africa
Joe Wong, Singapore

11:00
WEAD0301
Abstract
Powerpoint
Webcast
Housing as a structural intervention for transgender people living with HIV
M. Stanton1, S. Chaudhuri1, S. Ali1, V. Shubert2, T. Ghose1
1University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice, Philadelphia, United States, 2Housing Works, Inc., New York, United States

11:15
WEAD0302
Abstract
Powerpoint
Webcast
Intersections of disclosure and prosecution: transgender people respond to U.S. criminal laws based on HIV status
L. Sprague1,2, C. Chung3,4
1The Sero Project, Milford, United States, 2Global Network of People Living with HIV, North America, Ann Arbor, United States, 3Transgender Law Center, San Francisco, United States, 4US PLHIV Caucus, Washington, United States

11:30
WEAD0303
Abstract
Powerpoint
Webcast
Transgender people perceptions of the impact of the gender identity law in Argentina
I. Aristegui1, M. Romero2, V. Zalazar1, M. Lucas1, A. Dorigo1, L. Rodriguez1, A. Fernandez2
1Fundacion Huesped, Direction of Programs, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2Association of Transvestites Transsexuals and Transgender of Argentina (ATTTA), Buenos Aires, Argentina

11:45
WEAD0304
Abstract
Powerpoint
Webcast
Kebaya - assisting transvestites living with HIV starting antiretroviral treatment in the treatment as prevention era in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
V. Wakijo, P. Prihaswan, K. Murray
Kebaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

12:00
WEAD0305LB
Abstract
Powerpoint
Webcast
Harassment and violence after the reinstatement of India's “sodomy law"
S. Mengle1, S. Giani2, P. Patankar3, A. Soletti4, S.B.R. Rosser5, J.M. Wilkerson6
1The Humsafar Trust, Research, Mumbai, India, 2The Humsafar Trust, Advocacy, Mumbai, India, 3The Humsafar Trust, HIV Programs, Mumbai, India, 4Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Social Work, Mumbai, India, 5University of Minnesota School of Public Health, HIV/STI Intervention and Prevention Studies, Minneapolis, United States, 6University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, United States

12:15
WEAD0306
Webcast
Moderated discussion

Powerpoints presentations
Housing as a structural intervention for transgender people living with HIV - Virginia Shubert

Intersections of disclosure and prosecution: transgender people respond to U.S. criminal laws based on HIV status - Cecilia Chung

Transgender people perceptions of the impact of the gender identity law in Argentina - Ines Aristegui

Kebaya - assisting transvestites living with HIV starting antiretroviral treatment in the treatment as prevention era in Yogyakarta, Indonesia - Vinolia Wakijo

Harassment and violence after the reinstatement of India's “sodomy law" - Shruta Mengle



Rapporteur report

Track D report by Angela Kelly-Hanku


 

Competing with people’s interest to see the former president of the USA,the attendance at the session was poor but the passion, commitment and importance of the issues being explored were anything but poor. This was an impressive session that repeatedly highlighted the gender inequality faced by transgender women and the risk that their identity places them at. This session was a stand out.

Moving from issues of supported housing as a structural intervention for the prevention of HIV and of the treatment of transgender women living with HIV in New York City, to a peer based housing and support program in the city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Stanton and Wakijo (respectively) highlighted the importance of providing stability to the most vulnerable at a time of great turmoil. Despite the evident differences between these interventions, they both highlighted the critical role of stable accommodation in supporting transgender people living with HIV to commence and adhere to treatment.

Two very different stories of the law and its impacts on transgender women were documented with the American story showing the disabling legal environment faced by transgender and third sex people (Chung) while the Argentinian story (Aristegui) showed wonderfully how a legally enabling environment can have important and beneficial public health impacts.

 

 




   

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