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Queensland “Secret” SAM: A Peer to Peer Education Pilot

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Deeje Hancock (QAHC) discusses a pilot risk reduction project with sexually adventurous men. This presentation was given at the AFAO/NAPWA Gay Men's HIV Health Promotion Conference in May 2012.

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Queensland “Secret” SAM: A Peer to Peer Education Pilot

  1. 1. Queensland “Secret” SAMA Peer to Peer Education Pilot Deeje Hancock via Chris Clementson
  2. 2. History• Ross Duffin at this 2010 Conference• VAC/GMHC initiative & partnership• ARCHS research & analysis• Queensland partnerships with – Queensland Health, – QPP – Bootco & – Clinicians
  3. 3. What we did• Well-known SAM developed the work• Spoke with about 100 SAM initially• Established three target groups: – Initiates – Established players – ‘Straight’ boys into sex fun
  4. 4. Experimental Responses• Real time intervention – live SAM acts at Rigid party• Online community – Secret SAM – Men ask each other esoteric sex questions – Moderator is SAM worker
  5. 5. How we are learningMonitoring & Evaluation• Community & sector reference group• Focus groups – check what SAMS want• Pilot report by independent consultant
  6. 6. What we are learning?• SAM learn well from each other• Risk reduction HIV prevention makes sense• Peer to peer education is a skill ‘established’ HIV educators could benefit from• Secret SAM may be ‘geographic’ SAM intervention so: Perhaps Secret SAM can be tried in each jurisdiction

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