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This policy brief presents up-to-date evidence about transgender health in the Philippines based on the IHBSS survey conducted in Cebu City, on the Femina Trans Initiative and on the results of the focus group discussions conducted in the Philippines that were part of the aforementioned regional assessment.
Previous systematic reviews have identified a high prevalence of HIV infection in transgender women in the U.S. and among sex workers. However, little is known about the burden of HIV infection in transgender women worldwide. This 2013 Lancet article aims to better assess the relative HIV burden among all transgender women worldwide, and offers a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that assessed HIV infection burdens in transgender women published between 2000-2011.