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Boston, Massachusetts 02215


Purpose:

This observational research study will evaluate medical gender affirmation delivered in primary care as an intervention to reduce disparities in HIV-related outcomes (e.g., low rates of PrEP uptake for HIV-uninfected patients, high rates of viral suppression for HIV-infected patients) for transgender patients in two urban federally-qualified community health centers.


Study summary:

This observational, longitudinal prospective cohort study will evaluate whether medical gender affirmation delivered in primary care improves HIV-related outcomes for transgender patients. Medical gender affirmation therapies—hormones and surgical interventions—are medically necessary treatments shown to improve psychological functioning and quality of life for transgender patients. It is not yet known whether these treatments improve HIV-related outcomes over time because studies providing the best evidence of medical gender affirmation's clinical effectiveness do not examine HIV-related outcomes in transgender adult patients. To fill this gap, the proposed study will prospectively evaluate the effects of medical gender affirmation delivered in primary care on HIV-related outcomes in a multi-site clinic-based cohort of 4,500 diverse transgender patients from two urban U.S. health centers who are leaders in transgender healthcare. Transgender adult primary care patients at Fenway Health in Boston, MA and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City, NY will be enrolled over 12 months and followed prospectively for 12 months. Bio-behavioral data will be linked, including electronic patient-reported outcomes (baseline, 6-month, 12-month assessments), and electronic health record (EHR) data.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 18 years or older; - Have a gender identity differing from their assigned sex at birth (verified at screening via two-step method cross-categorizing natal sex and gender identity); - Current or new primary care patient at Fenway Health or Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (primary care patients are defined as those who had at least one medical visit in a 12-month period); - Able to read, speak, and understand English and/or Spanish; - Willing and able to provide informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: - Under 18 years of age; - Unable to read, speak, and understand English and/or Spanish; - Unable to provide informed consent due to severe mental or physical illness, or substance intoxication at the time of consent.


NCT ID:

NCT03595956


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Sari Reisner, ScD
Boston Children’s Hospital


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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