Sex, Drugs, Violence, and HIV Status Among Male-to-Female Transgender Persons in Houston, Texas

@article{Risser2005SexDV,
  title={Sex, Drugs, Violence, and HIV Status Among Male-to-Female Transgender Persons in Houston, Texas},
  author={Jan Mary Hale Risser and Andrea J Shelton and Sheryl A McCurdy and John S. Atkinson and Paige Padgett and Bernardo Useche and Brenda Thomas and Mark A. Williams},
  journal={International Journal of Transgenderism},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={67 - 74}
}
SUMMARY To inform the Community Planning Group (Houston, Texas) in setting HIV-prevention priorities, risk behavior surveys were completed by 67 male-to-female (MtF) transgender persons. By self-identification, 58% were preoperative and 48% were self-described heterosexual women. We found this small sample of male-to-female transgender individuals to have high rates of HIV infection, and high prevalence of risky behaviors, intimate partner violence, and suicidal ideation. Twenty-seven percent… Expand
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