Fix My EBI: Using Innovative Strategies and Adapti
The HIV/AIDS crisis among African American men who have sex with men (AAMSM) continues to thrive, and the prevention interventions created to induce behavior change within this community face great challenges. Contributing factors are funding, engagement, retention and the stigma in the African American community associated with HIV. AAMSM often internalize that stigma resulting in self-destructive behavior, and often do not have the tools to critically evaluate the ideas hurled against them. HIV prevention interventions are to equip AAMSM with these tools to help them reconcile their minds through critical thinking, which ultimately leads to critical revelation. Without addressing the egregious challenges faced by agencies implementing these interventions, it is not likely that we can effectively walk them through tools to minimize risk behaviors that help to alleviate trajectories that are not in favor of this community.
Friday, January 19th, 2018