News Type: Research
Getting PrEPared for HIV Prevention Navigation: Young Black Gay Men Talk About HIV Prevention in the Biomedical Era
Biomedical HIV prevention strategies, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), represent new opportunities to reduce critically high HIV infection rates among young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM). We report results of 24 dyadic qualitative interviews (N=48), conducted in Los Angeles, CA, exploring how YBMSM and their friends view PrEP and PEP.
LGBT youth are 120 percent more likely to experience homelessness than their heterosexual and cisgendered peers, according to a study released Thuursday.
There are about 1.6 million homeless youth in the U.S., and they disproportionately identify as LGBT individuals. Less than ten percent of young people identify as LGBT, but over 40 percent of homeless youth do, the study from Chapin Hill found.
Young black sexual minority men are often underrepresented in behavioral research on the basis of concerns about safety, privacy, and confidentiality due to sexual identity or stigmatized sexual behaviors. However, little is known about sexual minority adolescents’ experiences of participating in research.