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Sweekar - Multi-level intersectional stigma reduction to increase HIV testing and care engagement among trans women in Nepal

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Funding Fogarty Program

Stigma HIV/AIDS

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Sweekar - Multi-level intersectional stigma reduction to increase HIV testing and care engagement among trans women in Nepal

Principal Institution

Public Health Foundation Enterprises

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Meek, Erin

Project Contact Information

Email: erincwilson@gmail.com

Year(s) Awarded

2022–2025

Country

Nepal

Project Description

Trans women are highly impacted by HIV in Nepal with an HIV prevalence 22 times greater than in the general population. We found that only half of trans women have been tested for HIV recently and HIV care engagement is low relative to national targets. Building on recently-completed NIH funded research, we aim to pilot a multi-level intersectional stigma reduction intervention to increase HIV testing and engagement in HIV care among trans women in Nepal.

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