Creating partnerships for HIV prevention among YMSM: the Connect Protect® Project and House and Ball Community in Philadelphia.

TitleCreating partnerships for HIV prevention among YMSM: the Connect Protect® Project and House and Ball Community in Philadelphia.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCastillo M, Palmer BJ, Rudy BJ, Fernandez MIsabel
Corporate AuthorsAdolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
JournalJ Prev Interv Community
Volume40
Issue2
Pagination165-75
Date Published2012
ISSN1540-7330
KeywordsAdolescent, African Americans, Child, Community Networks, Community-Based Participatory Research, Female, HIV Infections, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Male, Philadelphia, Program Development, Risk Reduction Behavior, Young Adult
Abstract

<p>Community participation in prevention research has emerged as an important resource for identifying and addressing HIV risk factors and populations that may be more susceptible to these risks. This article focuses on the coalition at the Philadelphia site of Connect to Protect®: Partnerships for Youth Prevention Interventions (C2P), and the partnerships developed to work with an understudied subgroup of young men who have sex with men (YMSM), the House and Ball Community (HBC). The authors describe the coalition's process of identifying HIV risk factors, developing objectives and prevention activities such as increased access to HIV counseling and testing, and building partnerships with the HBC community. Local HIV testing data from C2P affiliated events, additional outcomes, and future directions for the coalition to continue these efforts are presented. </p>

DOI10.1080/10852352.2012.660126
Alternate JournalJ Prev Interv Community
PubMed ID24188356
PubMed Central IDPMC3823243
Grant ListU01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533-10 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040481 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States