On World AIDS Day, Aysa Saleh-Ramirez considers the barriers to testing, prevention, treatment, and general health care services experienced by transgender populations in the Domincan Republic.
I have collaborated closely with transgender women and health providers in Latin America and the Caribbean to learn more about the needs of transgender populations and to train health workers to provide quality services. Working alongside transgender women on needs assessments, trainings for health providers, and in the development of a blueprint for comprehensive transgender … Continue reading “A lesson in holistic care: What I learned from working with transgender women and health providers in the LAC region”
My AIDS2012 experience kicked off early on Sunday morning in a standing-room only session on youth living with HIV. I was floored—both figuratively and literally (I was sitting ON the floor)—by the youth who spoke so passionately about their experiences transitioning out of pediatric care and taking control of managing their health as strong, HIV-positive young adults.