ABOUT THIS STUDY
HPTN 096: Building Equity Through Advocacy is an HIV prevention study aiming to reduce HIV rates among Black men (inclusive of cisgender and transgender men) who have sex with men (MSM) in the southern U.S. The study includes a package of four interventions which simultaneously address social, structural, institutional, and behavioral barriers to HIV prevention and care.
Serving as role models, Peer Supporters are trained and establish mutually supportive relationships to exchange knowledge, connect clients with resources, and provide education on HIV-related topics.
The Culturally Responsive Intersectional Stigma Prevention (CRISP) program is a package of training, skills building, technical assistance, and quality improvement activities designed for healthcare facilities.
Partnering with local community-based organizations to leverage or build coalitions focused on advocacy strategies to address social and structural barriers to HIV prevention and care for Black MSM in the southern U.S.
Leveraging digital tools and social media best practices to provide HIV-related information to Black MSM in the southern U.S. by promoting healthy behavior change and increasing awareness of study activities.
Informing Our Communities
Black MSM living in the Southern U.S. are among the hardest hit by the HIV epidemic. Despite scientific advances, the number of new infections among Black MSM has remained steady, while they have declined sharply among white MSM. Stigma, discrimination, and systemic barriers to adequate healthcare keep the epidemic going.
Learn how HPTN 096 aims to address these barriers:
As HPTN 096 prepares to expand into additional communities, several opportunities for individuals, organizations, and healthcare facilities will become available. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive quarterly updates and continue to check our Jobs & Opportunities page for new postings:
Find Us Locally
16 communities across the southern U.S. are participating in the study. Each community was randomized to either receive the study intervention or continue existing HIV prevention and care activities.
Learn more about how your community is participating: