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Welcome to TWIRI, the Trans Women HIV Research Initiative. We're made up of a diverse team of researchers, clinicians, community workers, and advocates working to promote the health and social welfare of trans women living with and affected by HIV.


There is very little research being done with this important population. At TWIRI, we take a community-driven, interdisciplinary approach. We work from an intersectional feminist anti-oppressive framework and we use principles of community-based research (CBR). Community members are engaged as expert team members who support the design and implementation of research at all steps, and lead social change. 

TWIRI envisions a world that proactively educates itself on the experiences of trans women living with and affected by HIV. We aim to achieve this mission by creating and sharing accessible, trans-specific knowledge exchange platforms that promote the health and social wellbeing of all identities on the trans spectrum.

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