The outcomes of the study will be determined by comparing viral suppression rates and PrEP uptake in Black MSM between the intervention and standard-of-care (SOC) communities. Cross-sectional assessments (baseline and post-intervention) will take place in all intervention communities, and HPTN 096-specific community engagement will support both the intervention and cross-sectional assessments.

Standard of Care Communities

Within the SOC study communities, all local activities designed to support viral suppression and PrEP uptake in Black MSM will continue, including all enhanced activities implemented under the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. SOC study communities will not be asked to stop or decrease any HIV-related activities that serve Black MSM; however, the HPTN 096 study intervention will not take place in the SOC communities.

Active communities are noted with an asterisk (*)

*Greenville, SC
  • BETA Brigade: AID Upstate
  • Laboratory Partner: University of Alabama, Birmingham
*Houston, TX
DC/Maryland Suburbs

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New Orleans, LA

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Jackson, MI

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Charlotte, NC

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Charleston, SC

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Columbia, SC

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Intervention Communities

All local activities designed to support viral suppression and PrEP uptake in Black MSM will continue within the intervention study communities, including all enhanced activities implemented under the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. In addition to these ongoing efforts, the study intervention, which is an integrated strategy made up of four components (peer support, health equity, culturally responsive intersectional stigma prevention, and social media), will be implemented in the intervention.

Active communities are noted with an asterisk (*)

*Dallas, TX
*Montgomery, AL
Birmingham, AL

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Mobile, AL

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Atlanta, GA

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Memphis, TN

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