Published on in Vol 8, No 10 (2019): October

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/14704, first published .
American Cohort to Study HIV Acquisition Among Transgender Women in High-Risk Areas (The LITE Study): Protocol for a Multisite Prospective Cohort Study in the Eastern and Southern United States

American Cohort to Study HIV Acquisition Among Transgender Women in High-Risk Areas (The LITE Study): Protocol for a Multisite Prospective Cohort Study in the Eastern and Southern United States

American Cohort to Study HIV Acquisition Among Transgender Women in High-Risk Areas (The LITE Study): Protocol for a Multisite Prospective Cohort Study in the Eastern and Southern United States

Andrea L Wirtz 1, MHS, PhD;  Tonia Poteat 2, MPH, PA, PhD;  Asa Radix 3, MD, MPH;  Keri N Althoff 4, PhD;  Christopher M Cannon 5, MPH;  Andrew J Wawrzyniak 6, PhD;  Erin Cooney 1, MSPH;  Kenneth H Mayer 7, MD;  Chris Beyrer 1, MD, MPH;  Allan E Rodriguez 8, MD;  Sari L Reisner 7, 9, 10, 11, MA, SCD;   American Cohort To Study HIV Acquisition Among Transgender Women (LITE) 1

1 Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, US

2 University of North Carolina School of Medicine , Chapel Hill, NC, US

3 Callen-Lorde Community Health Center , New York, NY, US

4 Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore, MD, US

5 Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine , Baltimore, MD, US

6 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine , Miami, FL, US

7 The Fenway Institute , Boston, MA, US

8 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine , Miami, FL, US

9 Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital , Boston, MA, US

10 Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School , Boston, MA, US

11 Department of Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health , Boston, MA, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Andrea L Wirtz, MHS, PhD
  • Center for Public Health and Human Rights
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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