World AIDS Day 2014: Lifting Up the LGBT Community's Most Forgotten in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Published: December 7, 2014

Beth Sherouse
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HRC marked this year’s World AIDS Day with a promise to “recommit to work for those often forgotten in the battle against HIV,” in the words of Vice President and Chief Foundation Officer Jeff Krehely. While some members of the LGBT community have been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention efforts from the earliest days of the epidemic, there are other members of our community whose lives are affected by HIV, but whose stories we rarely hear.

In an effort to bring some of those voices out of the shadows, our blog series this year featured the stories of African-American, Latina, transgender and older people living with HIV including Raquel Sapien, Achim Howard, and Kevin Lynch. Other posts focused on HIV in the American South and HIV prevention efforts in international communities – like transgender people in Paris and men who have sex with men in the Caribbean.

As another component of HRC’s efforts to raise awareness about the concerns facing underrepresented members of our community who are affected by HIV and AIDS, the HRC Foundation released a research brief on HIV/AIDS among transgender people, titled “Transgender People and HIV: What We Know.”

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