"Understanding Disparities in HIV Prevention and Treatment among Transgender Women in South Florida"

This mixed method study aims to: 1) Characterize the attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs of individual and system level barriers experienced by transgender women regarding HIV preventive and primary medical care in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, 2) Characterize the personal and professional attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs of healthcare providers and administrative/front line staff regarding transgender women in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and 3) Compare and contrast identified experiences, attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs among transgender women and healthcare providers/frontline staff, identifying opportunities for interventions that can enhance HIV prevention and care for transgender women in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Miller School of Medicine’s Center for AIDS Research Pilot Awards Program (P30AI073961; PI: Pahwa).