Clinical Update: Transgender HIV Prevention: A Model Education Workshop

  • Walter O. Bockting
  • B. R. Simon Rosser
  • Eli Coleman
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Abstract

A university-based human sexuality program collaborated with transgender and HIV/AIDS community organizations to develop one of the first HIV prevention programs targeting the transgender community. Based on focus group data outlining specific intervention needs, we designed, implemented, and evaluated a model prevention education workshop. The 4-hour workshop included large- and small-group meetings with presentations, discussions, role playing, and exercises based on the Health Belief Model, the Eroticizing Safer Sex approach to HIV prevention, and principles of personal and community empowerment. Transgender-sensitive audiovisual materials were developed; sexually explicit materials were incorporated. Transgender peer educators facilitated the workshop. This clinical update reviews the empirical and theoretical background of the workshop and discusses its development and implementation.

transgender HIV prevention education safer sex workshop AIDS 

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© Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter O. Bockting
    • 1
  • B. R. Simon Rosser
    • 1
  • Eli Coleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family Practice and Community Health, Medical SchoolUniversity of MinnesotaUSA

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