The South-East Asian Transgender Health Cohort


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This is a prospective observational cohort study that will enroll 300 HIV-negative transgender people and 150 transgender people living with HIV from 4 community health centers in Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Each participant will be followed-up until the completion of 24 months.

Targeted Conditions

Study Overview

Start Date
May 15, 2022
Completion Date
May 30, 2026
Date Posted
July 12, 2022
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Full Address
Victoria by LoveYourself
Pasay, Manila 10240, Philippines

Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand (RSAT)
Bangkok, Bangkapi 10330, Thailand

Institute of HIV Research and Innovation
Pathum wan, Bangkok, Thailand

Glink Clinics, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam Glink Clinic HCMC1
Ho Chi Minh, Thuong Kiet Street, Vietnam


Study Population
transgender woman or transgender man
Minimum Age (years)
Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:

Thai/Vietnamese/Filipino nationality
Aged ≥ 18 years old
Self-identify as a transgender woman or transgender man
Have signed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:


Study Contact Info

Study Contact Name
Nittaya Phanuphak, MD,PhD.; Rena Janamnuaysook, MBA
Study Contact Phone

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Detailed Description
This prospective observational cohort study will longitudinally track physical (e.g. HIV/STI, sexual risk behavior, gender affirmation, clinical information, cardiovascular health, medical history) and mental health (e.g. stigma and discrimination, gender-based violence, anxiety, depression); identify biomedical, structural, and psychosocial factors impacting physical and mental health among transgender people; describe the structural barriers to healthcare experienced by transgender people as well as develop the guidance on holistic healthcare policies for transgender people.
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