Living with transvestite friends and transsexual girls, I realize that many of them are afraid to go to a health facility for a variety of reasons ... Most of them claim they do not want to be embarrassed because of the birth record name ... Others also argue that they do not like to go to a UPA 24Hs even if they are going bad or do not go to a health post because they do not want to be seen as sick people ...
a friend of mine one day reported that people still associate the current sexuality and Transgender sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV / AIDS.
A group of girls at a prostitution point have told me that they are afraid to take the HIV / AIDS test and report that when they arrive in a hospital, doctors want to do quick tests to diagnose the cause of a possible symptom such as pneumonia, colds, and other symptoms that are not always related to HIV / AIDS.
Regarding the Social name many already know that this is no longer a problem anymore because since August 13 2009 the Ministry of Health launched the Ordinance 1.820 which provides for the rights and
duties of health users, including the right of use of the social name.
When I asked my card with registered name at the facility near my residence had a great resistance from the facility manager, because it was totally uninformed and unprepared for such a post.
I was oriented by Carlos Alexandre Legal Advisor to the Special Coordinator of Sexual City Hall of Rio de Janeiro Diversity is the right of any people using the social name if the person feel even embarrassed not being transvestite or transsexual.
A technical detail is that the SUS card should only present the Social name without birth registration name.
making a personal research I found that few girls transvestites and transgender programs do STD testing alias almost none, some who returned from Europe and
were prostitutes there, seek treatment in Brazil but report that do not use condoms with clients.
Some report that he had the idea that Hormone treatment left Immune STDs which is not true ... hormone treatment has nothing to do with antiretroviral treatment or anti-HIV / AIDS.
The government has done little to mobilize transvestites and transsexuals who are living in prostitution. Most of them are there at the corners of a neighborhood not because they want to, but because they need it because they were once expelled from their homes by their parents, they stopped going to school because they were treated like strangers and did not respect their social name and gender, and for not getting a formal job in the job market!
Country Without Violence is country without LGBTFobia!