HIV Treatment in the Trans community
Nobody knows you as well as you do. So take good care of yourself and your sexual health. The info below tells you how:
How does HIV impact the Trans community?
women of color
in the U.S.
Recent studies have shown that the percentage of transgender people who received a new HIV diagnosis was more than 3 times the national average. And 80% of new HIV infections were among transgender women of color. Take care of your own health — it’s a big part of being true to yourself. Find out everything you need to know about HIV prevention right here.
Prevention Method 2
EXTERNAL CONDOMS: An external condom, sometimes called a “male condom,” is rolled down over a strap on dildo or a dick as a barrier to prevent STDs and pregnancy. External condoms come in many shapes and sizes, so be sure to try out different kinds to see which ones feel best to you. External condoms are great for oral sex, penetrative sex of all kinds and for putting over sex toys. Be sure to change condoms in between partners and when switching between a front hole or vagina and an anus. Avoid lambskin condoms because they do not prevent the spread of HIV or STDs.
INTERNAL CONDOMS: Internal condoms, sometimes called “female condoms” (or FC2), are polyurethane condoms that can be placed inside of a front hole, vagina or anus before sex. Internal condoms help prevent pregnancy and the spread of HIV and STDs by collecting semen and preventing bodily fluids from getting inside of the front hole, vagina or anus. Internal condoms are ideal for penetrative sex, especially anal sex.
Prevention Method 3
PEP, or Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, is an HIV prevention strategy that currently involves taking HIV medications immediately after a single high-risk event, such as condomless sex with a person whose HIV status you do not know. These medications stop HIV from spreading throughout your body. PEP involves taking medication for 28 consecutive days, and it’s best to start PEP as soon as possible after a potential exposure to HIV, since it only works if you start it within 72 hours of the exposure. PEP does not provide protection against any other STIs, however. If you ever need to take PEP, you might also want to consider talking to your provider about PrEP. If you have questions about PEP or PrEP, or need help accessing it, call the PrEP Navigator at 760-656-8486.