Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region

Publications - Released in 2012

This review examines existing literature on trans people’s human rights and HIV vulnerability across the Asia-Pacific region. For present purposes Asia-Pacific includes all those nations and territories on the continent of Asia (from the Mediterranean to the Pacific) and in Australasia and Oceania. The focus in this report is therefore mainly (though not exclusively) on lower income and middle income countries of the region. This is not to suggest that trans people in more affluent countries do not experience challenges. On the contrary, they often find themselves excluded from economic opportunities enjoyed by others and end up facing many of the same challenges of survival as do trans people in less developed economies.



  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN)