Glossary

Learn more about the terminology used in the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative.

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Transgender

This is an umbrella term that refers to persons whose sex assigned at birth does not match current gender identity or expression. Transgender woman refers to individuals who were assigned male sex at birth but have ever identified as female gender. Transgender man refers to individuals who were assigned female sex at birth but have ever identified as male gender.