Young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) have high rates of HIV infection and are less likely to receive HIV treatment than men of other racial groups.
=The Mpowerment Project is a model HIV prevention program that has been specifically designed to address the needs of young gay and bisexual men.
The aim of this project is to better understand the capacity of CBOs to conduct outcome monitoring of the Mpowerment Project (MP) for the purpose of improving their implementation of the intervention. To this end, we will collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the three CBOs funded under the CDC FOA 09-947 to participate in this project.
UCSF has a long and successful history of delivering Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) to Community-based Organizations (CBO), going back to the beginning of the epidemic. We provide information dissemination services, training, and technical assistance (TA), including the facilitation of peer-to-peer learning.
¿Cómo afecta la red Internet en la prevención del VIH?
¿por qué Internet?Internet se ha convertido en una herramienta de conexión social que mediante unas pocas tecleadas une a personas que difícilmente se conocerían en el mundo físico. No es sorprendente que muchas personas con acceso a Internet la hayan usado para buscar amor, compañerismo y sexo.1 De hecho, el uso de Internet para buscar parejas sexuales es una práctica amplia entre hombres y mujeres de todas las edades.
How does the Internet affect HIV prevention?
why the Internet?The Internet has become a remarkable social networking tool where people who once were unlikely to meet in the physical world are now only a few key strokes away. It is not surprising that many persons with access to the Internet have used it to find love, companionship and sex.1 In fact, using the Internet to find sexual partners is a widespread practice among men and women of all ages.
¿Qué necesitan los hombres jóvenes que tienen sexo con hombres para la prevención del VIH?
¿están en riesgo de contraer VIH?
What are the HIV Prevention Needs of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men?
We are conducting an exploratory, qualitative study of middle-adulthood gay and bisexual men, ages 30-49. The study’s objective is to identify the significant psychosocial needs of gay and bisexual men in middle adulthood that might be addressed as part of a culturally grounded, targeted HIV-prevention effort. We will recruit 15 to 25 men from community venues in the San Francisco Bay area known to be frequented by gay and bisexual men such as bars, clubs, parks, gyms, cafés, and the Internet.
The objective of this project is to better understand how 12 community-based organizations (CBOs), funded under CDC’s program announcement 06-618, are implementing and adapting the Mpowerment Project (MP) for young men of color who have sex with other men and young transgendered people of color. This project’s specific goals are to:
- Review and summarize all available background information about the MP at these 12 CBOs (e.g., grantee original applications, progress reports, site visit reports, PEMS data)
- Develop site visit protocols tailored to each CBO, and conduct the sit