Evidence-Based HIV/STD Prevention Intervention for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men
Published Date:Apr 18 2014
Source:MMWR Suppl. 63(1):21-27.
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (U.S.)
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Status Disparities
New York City
Risk Reduction Behavior
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Social Determinants Of Health
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4680977
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
U65/CCU223830/PHS HHS/United States
U65/CCU224517/PHS HHS/United States
Description:This report summarizes published findings of a community-based organization in New York City that evaluated and demonstrated the efficacy of the Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention intervention in reducing sexual risk behaviors and increasing protective behaviors among black men who have sex with men (MSM). The intervention addressed social determinants of health (e.g., stigma, discrimination, and homophobia) that can influence the health and well-being of black MSM at high risk for HIV infection. This report also highlights efforts by CDC to disseminate this evidence-based behavioral intervention throughout the United States. CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity selected the intervention analysis and discussion to provide an example of a program that might be effective for reducing HIV infection- and STD-related disparities in the United States. 3MV uses small group education and interaction to increase knowledge and change attitudes and behaviors related to HIV/STD risk among black MSM. Since its dissemination by CDC in 2004, 3MV has been used in many settings, including health department- and community-based organization programs. The 3MV intervention is an important component of a comprehensive HIV and STD prevention portfolio for at-risk black MSM. As CDC continues to support HIV prevention programming consistent with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and its high-impact HIV prevention approach, 3MV will remain an important tool for addressing the needs of black MSM at high risk for HIV infection and other STDs.
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