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HIV and AIDS
The United Nations (UN) system shares a commitment to reversing the spread of the AIDS epidemic. As co-sponsor of UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recognizes that AIDS impacts countries’ progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those goals pertaining to poverty, gender, education and child and maternal mortality. As such, UNDP's response to the AIDS epidemic stems from its human development, poverty reduction and governance mandates.
Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region
Dec 4, 2015
The ‘Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region’ report aims to provide a research and strategic information framework. It will guide governments, civil society, donors and key stakeholders to design and produce relevant research as part of collective effort to reduce the extreme vulnerability of transgender people to HIV, while protecting their rights in the Asia-Pacific Region.
- Worldwide, the available evidence suggests that, HIV prevalence rates reach as high as 68 percent in trans* communities
- Alarming figures from one Southeast Asian city have suggested that over the four year period from 2003-2007, HIV prevalence among transgender people rose from 25 percent to 34 percent.
- The regional HIV epidemic among trans* people is strongly linked to stigma and prejudice