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The Legal Needs of Transgender Women Living with HIV: Evaluating Access to Justice in Los Angeles

  • Author(s): Miyashita, Ayako
  • Hasenbush, Amira
  • Sears, Brad
  • et al.
Abstract

This report summarizes findings of the Legal Assessment of Needs Study (“LeAN Study”) – an online survey with 387 respondents who identified as people living with HIV/AIDS – for transgender women living with HIV in Los Angeles County. We describe respondents’ legal needs, respondents’ experiences getting assistance for identified legal needs from both legal and non-legal sources, and barriers respondents faced in accessing assistance from both legal and non-legal sources. We describe differences and similarities between transgender women and all other respondents. Finally, we discuss how these legal needs may relate to health access and health status.

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