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14 MAR 2017

HIV Stigma Study

Did you know that trans women are 49 times more likely to acquire HIV than other adults? Yet transgender women are extremely under-represented in research. TENI recognises the importance of trans people's voices being heard on this issue and supports the research being undertaken through www.hivstigmastudy.ie.

If you are a trans person living with HIV in Ireland, then Elena Vaughan, a second year PhD student in the Discipline of Health Promotion at the School of Health Sciences in NUI Galway, would love to talk to you to hear about your experiences.

For individuals living with HIV there can be many challenges that are not health-related. Working, travelling abroad, obtaining life-assurance for a mortgage- all of these things can be affected by a person’s HIV status.

The aim of this research study is to gain a greater understanding of the reality of living with HIV in Ireland today, with a special focus on the impact of stigma on the day to day lives of people living with HIV. This research study will form part of the researcher’s doctoral thesis on HIV and stigma in Ireland today. The study is currently seeking to recruit volunteers to participate in one-on-one interviews.

If you are interested in finding out more about the project or if think you would like to volunteer, please go to www.hivstigmastudy.ie, get in touch via email: e.vaughan3@nuigalway.ie or DM on Twitter: HIV Stigma Study @StigmaStudyIE.

Shortcut http://www.teni.ie/hiv_stigma_study

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