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Who are trans women acquiring HIV from?
Gus Cairns, 2017-08-29 08:40:00

There is a lot we don’t know about trans women’s HIV risk, why they are so vulnerable to HIV and who trans women are acquiring HIV from. A study presented at last month’s IAS 2017 conference attempted to answer these questions, but in the process uncovered another mystery. This is whether there is a hidden population of heterosexual men who have sex with trans women and who are themselves at high risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV. One thing the study did make clear, however, is that a lot of HIV infections in trans women may be due to injecting drugs rather than sex.