Stepping Up: Best Practices in Providing HIV Medical Care, Support Services, and Funding to Trans Communities
This consensus document is intended to assist clinical providers, funders, and social service providers in strengthening their understanding of how to provide the best HIV clinical care environment, social services, and funding support possible for transgender communities. Due to the disproportionate impact of HIV on transgender and gender expansive communities, particularly among transgender women of color, it is critical that clinics and support services are welcoming, inclusive, and competent in serving this population. Additionally, funders must ensure that funding strategies and decisions are community informed to yield the greatest impact. This document can be used as a foundational tool in designing and implementing trans-informed best practices in HIV clinical care and support services as well as to assist funders in recognizing best practices in selecting models for community support.