Increase to 75% the number of trans women who reach and maintain viral suppression by 2025

Pillar: Treat
Goal: Achieve 90% linkage to care, 90% engagement in care, and 90% viral suppression among those newly diagnosed with HIV.
Strategy: Increase to 75% the number of trans women who reach and maintain viral suppression by 2025.
Target: Advocates, Clinics, Community-based organizations, Mental health associates, Providers, Trainers, Transwomen

Key Activities:

High Priority and Disruptively Innovative

  1. Train transwomen to be advocates for HIV care/prevention navigation and to act as connectors for younger/new transwomen seeking care resources.
  2. Supply transwomen with “healthcare kits” (hygiene products, HIV tests, contraceptives, lubrication) via trans advocates, clinics, and trans-friendly and accessible organizations.
  3. Increase transportation options (Uber/Lyft cards, gas cards, mobile van) for transwomen for participation in social support groups and committees around the city.
  4. Place more transwomen advocates in professional positions to make trans clients feel comfortable upon arrival for appointments and support service events.
  5. Provide psychological therapy during linkage-to-care process for HIV care and PrEP.
  6. Create marketing strategies to increase participation from the trans community in an attractive way to recruit transwomen who are not comfortable coming to professional settings for support and care.
  7. Create innovative activities (e.g., pep rallies, roundups) for transwomen to launch new outreach programs specifically for trans community.
  8. Encourage healthcare providers to engage in a “Help Heal the Community” campaign by sharing local activities within the trans community

Key Partners

Cathedral of Praise, Cherokee Health Services, CHOICES, Christ Community Health Services, FFL, Hope House, Mental Health Partners, My House (Nashville), My Sistah’s House, OM, Partnership to End AIDS Status, Inc., Planned Parenthood, ROHMC, SR, Spirit Health, The Haven, the PAIGE, WeCare TN

Potential Funding Sources

  • CFAR
  • EHE funding
  • Grant partnership w/PEAS
  • WeCare TN or OM
  • Minority AIDS Initiative RW Part A funds
  • State/ local funding

Estimated Funding Allocation

  • master’s-level counselors $65,000 per year per counselor
  • $10,000 supplies per year

Total: $75,000


(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)

  • # of attendees-innovative activities
  •  # of healthcare kits distributed
  • # of healthcare provider-patient data
  • # of transportation requests
  • # of transgender individuals attending support and care classes and given hygiene kits

Monitoring Data Source

  • Local databases/ASO annual outcome reports
  • Local reports