Mapping Community-Engaged Implementation Strategies with Transgender Scientists, Stakeholders, and Trans-Led Community Organizations

Arjee Restar*, Brian J. Minalga, Ma Irene Quilantang, Tyler Adamson, Emerson Dusic, Leigh Ann van der Merwe, Greg Millet, Danvic Rosadiño, Tanya Laguing, Elle Lett, Avery Everhart, Gregory Phillips, Rena Janamnuaysook, Pich Seekaew, Kellan Baker, Florence Ashley, Jeffrey Wickersham, Stephaun E. Wallace, Don Operario, Kristi E. Gamarel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) represents one of the most effective methods of prevention for HIV, but remains inequitable, leaving many transgender and nonbinary (trans) individuals unable to benefit from this resource. Deploying community-engaged PrEP implementation strategies for trans populations will be crucial for ending the HIV epidemic. Recent Findings: While most PrEP studies have progressed in addressing pertinent research questions about gender-affirming care and PrEP at the biomedical and clinical levels, research on how to best implement gender-affirming PrEP systems at the social, community, and structural levels remains outstanding. Summary: The science of community-engaged implementation to build gender-affirming PrEP systems must be more fully developed. Most published PrEP studies with trans people report on outcomes rather than processes, leaving out important lessons learned about how to design, integrate, and implement PrEP in tandem with gender-affirming care. The expertise of trans scientists, stakeholders, and trans-led community organizations is essential to building gender-affirming PrEP systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-169
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Gender-affirming care
  • HIV prevention
  • Implementation
  • Nonbinary
  • PrEP
  • Transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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