Mobilizing communities around HIV prevention for youth: how three coalitions applied key strategies to bring about structural changes.

TitleMobilizing communities around HIV prevention for youth: how three coalitions applied key strategies to bring about structural changes.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsChutuape KS, Willard N, Sanchez K, Straub DM, Ochoa TN, Howell K, Rivera C, Ramos I, Ellen JM
Corporate AuthorsAdolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
JournalAIDS Educ Prev
Volume22
Issue1
Pagination15-27
Date Published2010 Feb
ISSN1943-2755
KeywordsAdolescent, African Americans, Child, Community Networks, Community-Based Participatory Research, Community-Institutional Relations, Female, Florida, Hispanic Americans, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Organizational Case Studies, Prisons, Puerto Rico, Sex Education, Sex Offenses, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urban Population, Young Adult
Abstract

<p>Increasingly, HIV prevention efforts must focus on altering features of the social and physical environment to reduce risks associated with HIV acquisition and transmission. Community coalitions provide a vehicle for bringing about sustainable structural changes. This article shares lessons and key strategies regarding how three community coalitions located in Miami and Tampa, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico engaged their respective communities in bringing about structural changes affecting policies, practices and programs related to HIV prevention for 12-24-year-olds. Outcomes of this work include increased access to HIV testing and counseling in the juvenile correctional system (Miami), increased monitoring of sexual abuse between young women and older men within public housing, and support services to deter age discordant relationships (Tampa) and increased access to community-based HIV testing (San Juan).</p>

DOI10.1521/aeap.2010.22.1.15
Alternate JournalAIDS Educ Prev
PubMed ID20166784
PubMed Central IDPMC2850206
Grant ListU01 HD 040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD 040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040497 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533-01 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040470 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States