While it might be expected that a legal name change would increase trans women of color's PrEP willingness, it actually reduced their desire to take it. So, moving forward, we need to ask ourselves hard questions about who gender-affirmed trans women believe PrEP is for?
Also, does taking PrEP, which has been mostly marketed to men who have sex with men, somehow threaten the way trans women view their own womanhood and discourage them taking it?
Kellee Terrell is the former news editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, Essence, Ebony, The Advocate, POZ* and the Black AIDS Institute, to name a few. Follow her on Twitter @kelleent.*