Developed by United Nations Development Programme and Asia-Pacific Transgender Network, the ‘Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region’ report aims to provide a research and strategic information framework. It will guide governments, civil society, donors and key stakeholders to design and produce relevant research as part of collective effort to reduce the extreme vulnerability of transgender people to HIV, while protecting their rights in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The key conclusions from the Report are:
- Worldwide, the available evidence suggests that, HIV prevalence rates reach as high as 68 percent in trans* communities
- Alarming figures from one Southeast Asian city have suggested that over the four year period from 2003-2007, HIV prevalence among transgender people rose from 25 percent to 34 percent
- The regional HIV epidemic among trans* people is strongly linked to stigma and prejudice