Challenges and approaches to mobilizing communities for HIV prevention among young men who have sex with men of color.

TitleChallenges and approaches to mobilizing communities for HIV prevention among young men who have sex with men of color.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLin AJ, Dudek JC, Francisco VT, Castillo M, Freeman P, Martinez M, Sniecinski K, Young K, Ellen JM
Corporate AuthorsAdolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
JournalJ Prev Interv Community
Volume40
Issue2
Pagination149-64
Date Published2012
ISSN1540-7330
KeywordsAdolescent, African Continental Ancestry Group, Community Networks, Community-Based Participatory Research, Hispanic Americans, HIV Infections, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Male, Stereotyping, United States, Young Adult
Abstract

<p>Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) of color are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS in the United States. More HIV prevention interventions targeting risk factors of this group are needed, particularly at the structural level. This article focuses on Connect to Protect®: Partnerships for Youth Prevention Interventions (C2P), a multisite study employing community mobilization to decrease HIV acquisition and transmission among youth. Seven C2P sites are mobilizing their communities to prevent HIV among YMSM of color. These sites have faced a number of similar challenges. This article uses qualitative data to explore three domains relating to community mobilization at YMSM sites-forming community partnerships, maintaining the coalition, and facilitating structural-level coalition objectives. Challenges and approaches across domains illustrated themes related to stigma and discrimination, mobilization around YMSM of color, coalition participation and funding. </p>

DOI10.1080/10852352.2012.660125
Alternate JournalJ Prev Interv Community
PubMed ID24188355
PubMed Central IDPMC3818719
Grant ListU01 HD040463 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040506 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040481 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
2 U01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01-HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
5U01HD040463 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040562 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD052172 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040505 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
UO1 HD040562 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
UO1 HD040562-10 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040584 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01HD040474-09 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States