“My Life is Too Dark To See the Light” A Survey of the Living Conditions of Transgender Female Sex Workers in Beijing and Shanghai. Asia Catalyst. (2015)

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The research for this report illuminates that the community of female presenting sex workers is very complex and includes men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, and transsexuals. Their vulnerabilities to HIV and their varied health needs need to be carefully assessed, strategically targeted, and addressed. As China is in the process of drafting a new HIV/AIDS action plan for 2016-2020, now is a good opportunity to develop a specific strategy on HIV prevention and care for the transgender community.


Keywords: HIV, China, transgender, sex workers, stigma, discrimination, gender 

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