Latina Transgender Women

Frank Galvan and JoAnne Keatley

in HIV Prevention with Latinos

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199764303
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950232 | DOI:
Latina Transgender Women

Show Summary Details


This chapter focuses on transgender Latina women, a population greatly impacted by HIV/AIDS. The first section provides an overview of how HIV has disproportionately affected transgender women, and examines specific factors that contribute to the spread of HIV in this unique population of Latinas. The second section provides a personal reflection on how capacity building in one community has led to the development of local, state, and national programs and services that address the pressing needs of transgender women in culturally responsive and affirming ways that serve as models for other transgender communities. This approach to the chapter was followed to emphasize that the problems faced by Latina transgender women that elevate their risk for HIV can be successfully addressed through capacity-building efforts that include the participation of transgender women in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs designed for them.

Keywords: transgender Latinas; capacity building; local programs; state programs; national programs

Chapter.  9722 words.  Illustrated.

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.