Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus infection among transgender men in Rawalpindi (Pakistan)

@inproceedings{Akhtar2011PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus infection among transgender men in Rawalpindi (Pakistan)},
  author={Hashaam Akhtar and Yasmeen Badshah and Samar Akhtar and Naghmana Kanwal and Maha Nadeem Akhtar and Najam us Sahar Sadaf Zaidi and Ishtiaq Qadri},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundTransgender males are at high risk for sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS caused by the notorious Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), yet little consideration is given by the policy makers, researchers and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) towards this sensitive issue in Pakistan.MethodsIn this study, we have investigated the prevalence of HIV infection among 306 transgender males with a median age of 29 years (range 15–64 years) residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Rapid… CONTINUE READING
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