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Count us in! Trans Inclusion in HIV & Sexual Health Research

World AIDS Day
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World Aids Day Panel

Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV and more than 35 million people have died of AIDS. The best available evidence suggests that, globally, transgender women are at massively increased risk of contracting HIV but data is scarce for other trans groups and there is an epidemiological and research vacuum about the impact of HIV among trans and non-binary groups within the UK.

This event will bring together a panel of experts working with trans and non-binary people to discuss how we can make HIV and sexual health research inclusive to gather the evidence needed to prevent HIV within trans communities and support and empower those affected.

This will be followed by a screening of the new video: Stand Up and Be Counted! The Expert Advisory Group on Trans Research.

Chair: Dr. Nick Douglas – Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Presentation: Cheryl Gowar - Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer, National AIDS Trust


  • Lee Gale - Activist, trainer, consultant and public speaker. Founder of TransBareAll
  • Dr. Kate Nambiar - Clinical Research Fellow & Specialty Doctor in Sexual Health & HIV Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Juno Roche - Writer, campaigner and patron of CliniQ
  • Michelle Ross - Co-founder of CliniQ and Director of Holistic Wellbeing Services
  • Dr. Shema Tariq - Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow,UCL Institute of Global Health and Honorary Consultant HIV Physician,Mortimer Market Centre
  • Aedan Wolton - Co-Director of CliniQ and Visiting Lecturer,University of Roehampton

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine embraces and values the diversity of its staff and student population and seeks to promote equality. A safe and inclusive space for all.


Free to attend and open to all, but registration via Eventbrite is required.


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