The 2012 National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities was held January 19–22 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Session Name: Social Events as Outreach
Authors: Robert Williams, Terrance Anderson, Doran Senat, Coach Couture, Curtis DeGrate, Susan Kegeles
Session Description: Young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM), aged 18–29, are contracting HIV at very high rates, and innovative approaches to increasing HIV testing and reducing sexual risk behavior are needed. Many YBMSM do not want to go to programs that are clearly about HIV/AIDS. One strategy that is being used to reach this population is to create and host social events to draw out this population. This workshop discusses important ingredients in such social outreach methods that are likely to increase the HIV prevention content of such events.
Last modified: November 2, 2012