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 male-to-female refers to individuals who were assigned male sex at birth but have ever identified as female gender. Transgender female-to-male refers to individuals who were assigned female sex at birth but have ever identified as male gender.