TransCEND (Transgender Care and Education Needs Diversity) provides support and risk reduction services to transgender women (male to female).

The program offers member support, assistance with accessing basic services, medical care, support groups, educational groups, risk reduction materials, and individual case management.

Transgender communities in the United States are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. By race/ethnicity, black/African American transgender women have the highest percentage of new HIV-positive test results.

An analysis of 29 published studies showed that 27.7% of transgender women tested positive for HIV infection, but when testing was not part of the study, only 11.8% of transgender women self-reported having HIV. In one study, 73% of the transgender women who tested HIV-positive were unaware of their status. Higher percentages of newly identified HIV-positive test results were found among black/African American transgender women (56.3%) than among white (16.7%) or Latina (16.1%) transgender women.

On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, come relax and socialize with staff and clients of the TransCEND program! This will be a safe space open to anyone who is transgender or gender non-conforming, where you can always be yourself. There will be computer/internet access, board games, good conversation, and light refreshments. HIV/STI testing will be available for anyone who wants it.

For more information about TransCEND, call our main number, 857.313.6513, or email

TransCEND is located at 75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119.

Need STD Testing?

AIDS Action Amory Street now offers STD & HIV testing at our offices. Please contact Athena at 857.313.6513 to make an appointment for screening for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia or hepatitis C. We also offer case management services and medical referrals.

Safer Hormone Injection Guide

TransCEND’ Safer Hormone Injection Guide contains information about safely injecting hormones as well as other risk-reduction tips. Download a PDF.