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The Los Angeles County Commission on HIV and the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services invite you to attend HIV Prevalence Rates, Risk Factors and
Health Disparities Among Transgender Persons on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 9:30am to 10:30am* at St. Anne’s Maternity Home in the Foundation Conference Room [155 N. Occidental Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026]
come for the colloquium and stay to talk with the Commission about how to address these issues.
The presentation will provide an overview of the HIV prevalence rates among trans male
and female individuals in Los Angeles County, and will discuss the syndemic co-factors
that impact HIV acquisition and transmission among these populations. The presentation
will also address health disparities that have served to limit health care utilization
specifically among high-risk trans women. Next step recommendations will be presented.
Cathy J. Reback, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist with Friends Research Institute,
a Research Sociologist with UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, a Core Scientist
with UCLA CHIPTS, and the Executive Director of Friends Community Center in Hollywood.
Dr. Reback has been conducting intervention, ethnographic, and epidemiological research
with trans women, and has been providing services for trans women for over 20 years.
She is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and is an
internationally known researcher in the field of high-risk trans women.
* part of the LOS ANGELES COUNTY COMMISSION ON HIV meeting