FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2014

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Commemorates World AIDS Day


New York, NY - On this 27th World AIDS Day, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) pays tribute to all those we have lost and all those courageously living with HIV.

Statement from Executive Director Michael Silverman

“Today TLDEF joins people around the world in marking World AIDS Day by honoring the more than 35 million people lost to AIDS and the 34 million who are living with HIV. Among these are many transgender women of color, who continue to be impacted by high HIV infection rates.

“We must all stay vigilant in educating our communities about testing and prevention and also work diligently to remove stigma around HIV and AIDS. TLDEF will continue to stand up for all of our clients who are living with HIV and support them with our legal services so that we may help improve their lives.”

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