Rapid Response: Transgender Men’s Sexual Health and HIV Risk

Literature review of articles published since 2004 on transgender men’s sexual health and HIV prevention needs. In order to develop evidence-informed prorgams and intervetions that promote healthful sexual lives among transmen in Ontario, it is important to understand the ways in which transmen may be at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. It is also important to understand the ways in which the strengths, social structures, and resources within trans men communities can play a role in protecting and promoting their sexual health.
While significant differences exist between transwomen and transmen and their communities, there are important similarities that beg us to ask whether transmen are also at elevated risk for acquiring STis, including IHV.