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Center for Social Expertise

“Integrated bio-behavior alresearch among transgenders”

There search is being implemented by SE “Center for Social Expertise named after Yu. Saenko” on request of the Ukrainian Center for Public Health Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Project Manager: Trofymenko O.V.

Implementation period: 09.2018 – 06.2019

The purpose of the study was to assess the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C, STIs among transgender people in Ukraine, and to identify the main behavior alfactors that may beassociated with the presenceofinfection.

Objectivesofthestudy:

  • Estimate the prevalence of HIV among transgender people in Ukraine.
  • Estimate the prevalence of viral hepatitis B and C among transgender people in Ukraine.
  • Estimate the prevalence of STIs among transgender people in Ukraine.
  • Assess the level of viral suppression for HIV + transgender people in Ukraine.
  • Identify the main behavioral factors that may be related to the presence of HIV, hepatitis B and C virus and STIs among transgender people.
  • Assess the level of transgender coverage with prevention programs.

Methods of research: epidemiological, quantitative, statistical.

Methodology of the research: inordertoform a sample, the RDS methodology will be applied.

Geography of the study: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa.

Study sample: 1000 respondents (900 transgender women, 100 transgendermen).