Pilot Trial of a Critical Consciousness-Based Intervention for Black Young Gay and Bisexual Men Living with HIV: Mobilizing Our Voices for Empowerment (MOVE).

TitlePilot Trial of a Critical Consciousness-Based Intervention for Black Young Gay and Bisexual Men Living with HIV: Mobilizing Our Voices for Empowerment (MOVE).
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsHarper GW, Cherenack EM, Slye N, Jadwin-Cakmak L, Hudgens M
JournalJ Racial Ethn Health Disparities
Volume10
Issue1
Pagination64-82
Date Published2023 Feb
ISSN2196-8837
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Consciousness, HIV Infections, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Male, Pilot Projects, Sexual and Gender Minorities, Young Adult
Abstract

<p>HIV in the USA disproportionately affects Black young gay and bisexual men (Y-GBM). This article presents outcomes of a pilot randomized controlled trial comparing Mobilizing our Voices for Empowerment (MOVE), a culturally and developmentally tailored critical consciousness-based intervention for Black Y-GBM living with HIV (ages 16-24), with a comparison health promotion intervention. Black Y-GBM (n = 54) from four cities participated. Mixed effects models across four assessment points revealed participants in MOVE showed greater increases over time in perceived stress of HIV disclosure, self-efficacy for limiting HIV risk behavior, and condom use self-efficacy. Examining mean difference scores separately, participants in MOVE demonstrated increases in self-efficacy for HIV disclosure, perceived policy control, and self-efficacy for limiting HIV risk behavior. Immediately post-intervention, MOVE participants reported greater decreases in condomless intercourse with negative/unknown partners. MOVE may have potential to improve the health of Black Y-GBM living with HIV and reduce further transmission.</p>

DOI10.1007/s40615-021-01197-z
Alternate JournalJ Racial Ethn Health Disparities
PubMed ID35048310
PubMed Central IDPMC9296697
Grant ListU01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U24 HD089880 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States