Laying the Groundwork for an HIV Prevention Intervention: A Descriptive Profile of the Los Angeles House and Ball Communities

@article{Kipke2012LayingTG,
  title={Laying the Groundwork for an HIV Prevention Intervention: A Descriptive Profile of the Los Angeles House and Ball Communities},
  author={Michele D. Kipke and Katrina Kubicek and Jocelyn Supan and George Weiss and Sheree M. Schrager},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={1068-1081}
}
African American young men who have sex with men (AAYMSM) represent the largest proportion of new HIV infections among MSM. While evidence-based interventions are lacking, all too often HIV interventions are implemented in a community without thoroughly understanding its needs, risks and assets. AAYMSM are not homogenous; subgroups exist that may require different approaches to be effective. The House and Ball communities represent one such subgroup. A community-engaged, mixed-methods approach… CONTINUE READING
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