Project life skills: Developing the content of a multidimensional HIV-prevention curriculum for young transgender women aged 16 to 24

Christopher Cotten*, Robert Garofalo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Adolescent and young adult transgender women have unique needs and challenges related to HIV infection risk and are in urgent need of specifically tailored prevention programs that address those needs and challenges. This article describes the development of an innovative multidimensional HIV prevention intervention for young transgender women aged 16 to 24. Using principles of community-based participatory research, a six-session manualized curriculum was created that reaches beyond HIV skills and knowledge deficits and acknowledges the role of discrimination and stigmatization―in housing, employment, access to health care, and social settings―in risk behaviors. The article ends with a brief description of a feasibility trial of the intervention and its promise for future prevention efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-113
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • curriculum development
  • discrimination
  • risk
  • transgender youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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