"Pre-SET (Prevent, Screen, Engage and Treat) to Reset: Re-Imagining Health and Wellness Approaches
Unstable housing, low income, unsafe neighborhoods, food instability, and substandard education and training are directly associated with a lack of access and retention to holistic health and wellness services for MSM of Color. The Targeted Highly-Effective Interventions to Reverse the HIV Epidemic (THRIVE) demonstration project, CDC funded, supports state and local health departments (HD) in the development of community collaboratives that deliver comprehensive HIV prevention, care, behavioral health and social services to MSM of color at-risk for or living with HIV. THRIVE jurisdictions have been implementing programming for three years to reimagine prevention and care models of engaging communities highly impacted by HIV. This session will detail the THRIVE jurisdictions' response to addressing the social and behavior conditions in the places where MSM of color live, learn, work, and play by sharing strategies, lessons learned, and model practices that are improving health outcomes and advancing health equity. A facilitated panel discussion and community dialogue with Health Department representatives and session participants will explore the transformation of projects from operationalizing and uptake to creating accountable linkage to PrEP, HIV fourth generation screening, STI testing, viral suppression strategies, social and behavior changes, and other treatment as prevention methods.
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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