HIV Prevention with Networks of Chosen Kin
African-American men who have sex with men (AAMSM) continue to bear the brunt of new HIV infections. In 2015, AAMSM accounted for 58% of all new infections among all African-Americans. Additionally, African Americans accounted for 52% of all HIV diagnoses among transgender people between 2009 and 2014. Disproportionate rates of HIV infection could be addressed through utilization of components of African American networks of chosen kin, namely, gay families and ballroom houses. The networks have been found to influence protective and risk factors for HIV transmission. This workshop will include a discussion on current relevant scientific literature, directions for future research, and tips for conducting successful community-engaged research.
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
University of Rochester School of Nursing
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