Trans Women

Resources for Trans Women

#WeAreAllWomen is a collaboration between UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health & the HIVE. #WeAreAllWomen is our practice of exploring an inclusive community of all women, supporting each other in living healthy thriving lives.

#WeAreAllWomen was created after the March, 2014 PrEP conference when Caroline Watson kept hearing that transgender women were being included with gay men in PrEP research. She thought, “Why is that? We are all women!” Now #WeAreAllWomen is a collaboration between UCSF’s HIVE & the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, & will include a series of videos in the future & currently is a series of Twitter chats. The chats are inclusive of all women, trans, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, & straight.


The first chat was a conversation about what we all have in common as women

The topic of the second chat was Violence Against Women

The 3rd chat was about HIV: Treatment, Prevention, & Fighting Stigma

Yes, #WeAreAllWomen!

U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group Resource

PrEP for Trans Women

Stories & Resources

Mr. and Mrs. Quest

No more did I concentrate on men who only wanted me in the shadows and in the midnight hour. Luckie was teaching me that as a HIV+ trans woman of color I deserve to be love and treated with respect. We have been very successful with PrEP In our lives, it’s helped us maintain Luckie’s HIV- status. I hope by sharing our different love paths to each other, we can inform the community that love has no fear when it’s love leading the way.

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To be Young, Queer, Pro-Heaux and PrEPpy

It was great to feel like I didn’t have to limit myself in certain ways when escorting, and it made me feel truly empowered to be taking the reins of my own destiny. I’ve been PrEPpy for over a year now, and, though stigma is still there, I still take it upon myself to talk about the benefits of taking PrEP while in the Sex Work field, and take the stigma out of both.

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PrEP Helps Me Sleep at Night

One day, a dude I liked did not have an ID and wanted to have sex. So I got the condom, went on the side of the building, gave dude the condom thinking he would respect my health and me. I turned my back because I seen the condom go on. But dude took the condom off.

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The Pride Study

The Pride Study is the first large-scale, long-term health study of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), or another sexual or gender minority.

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Getting On PrEP: Prue Mendiola’s Experience

“As human beings we’re bad at planning when we’re going to have sex, a lot of the time it just happens, and how it happens is not, even when you have the best of intentions, it’s not always what you intended.”

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Alejandra Cruz

Alejandra Cruz is an amazing fashion designer, hairdresser, & makeup artist who lives in San Francisco with her dog, Chichi. She is originally from Puerto Rico. She is a transgender woman living with HIV.

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Dr. Bob Grant on Trans Women & PrEP

Dr. Bob Grant talks with HIVE's Shannon Weber about the findings of the iPrex study for transgender women. They discuss what is known and what needs further study regarding transwomen and PrEP.      

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The #WeAreAllWomen team, Caroline Watson, JoAnne Keatley, Jae Sevelius, and Shannon Weber (from left to right), describes what #WeAreAllWomen is and why it's important.      

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