In 2016, the Kaiser Family Foundation teamed with the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health to produce a video series that gives voice to transgender women who share their own narrative about HIV, both in its impact and the responses needed. ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Programme provided funding.
Presented as part of Greater Than AIDS, a leading national response to HIV/AIDS in the United States, Empowered: Trans Women & HIV brings greater understanding to the issues faced by transgender women in relation to HIV risk, prevention and care. Topics covered include health care needs and access, intimate relationships, mental health, employment, housing, violence, discrimination, and social stigma.
The campaign is designed to speak to transgender women themselves, as well as the health care providers and others who serve them.