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In The GAP HIV/STI Risk Behaviors Among Heterosexual African American Men
Partners <ul><li>Linda Burnette   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YOACAP  Philadelphia, PA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ron Crowder </li><...
Challenge <ul><li>The current body of information fail to provide HIV/AIDS & STI prevention tools for Heterosexual African...
Action Steps <ul><li>Formed a community based research team in collaboration with UNLV Center for Health Disparities Resea...
Plan- Do  <ul><li>Each Organization agreed to get at least 50 surveys completed  </li></ul><ul><li>Collected a total of 15...
Demographics <ul><li>151 men completed the survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25.8%-Nashville, TN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36....
Findings <ul><li>50.3% reported having ever been tested for HIV </li></ul><ul><li>31.8% reported having being been told by...
Findings <ul><li>53.6% reported ever discussion condoms with at least one sex partner </li></ul><ul><li>41.1% reported wan...
Next Steps <ul><li>Given the high rates of HIV among African American women, it is important to continue to understand fac...
Support <ul><li>This project was funded by passion, dedication and hard work. </li></ul><ul><li>We want to thank all of th...
We Miss Cliff
Questions?? THANK YOU !
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In The GAP: HIV/STI Risk Behaviors Among Heterosexual African American Men

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In The GAP: HIV/STI Risk Behaviors Among Heterosexual African American Men

  1. 1. In The GAP HIV/STI Risk Behaviors Among Heterosexual African American Men
  2. 2. Partners <ul><li>Linda Burnette </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YOACAP Philadelphia, PA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ron Crowder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Street Works Nashville, TN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nate Rush </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bethlehem House Indianapolis, IN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marya Shegog & Melva Thompson-Robinson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Health Disparities Research UNLV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Las Vegas, NV </li></ul><ul><li>Clifford Armstead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working For Togetherness Chicago, IL </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Challenge <ul><li>The current body of information fail to provide HIV/AIDS & STI prevention tools for Heterosexual African American males and therefore leaving a GAP in the services each of the CBO provide </li></ul>
  4. 4. Action Steps <ul><li>Formed a community based research team in collaboration with UNLV Center for Health Disparities Research </li></ul><ul><li>Developed/Modified an assessment tool to identify the HIV/STI risk behaviors, perceptions and beliefs that place Heterosexual African American Males at HIV/STI risk </li></ul><ul><li>All members of the team and staff that would implement assessment were trained </li></ul><ul><li>UNLV – IRB approval </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Preliminary Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze data </li></ul><ul><li>Seek external funding </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plan- Do <ul><li>Each Organization agreed to get at least 50 surveys completed </li></ul><ul><li>Collected a total of 151 </li></ul><ul><li>PA </li></ul><ul><li>TN </li></ul><ul><li>IN </li></ul><ul><li>IL </li></ul>
  6. 6. Demographics <ul><li>151 men completed the survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25.8%-Nashville, TN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36.4%-Philadelphia, PA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.0%-Chicago, IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31.8%- Indianapolis, IN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All were 18 years of age and older. </li></ul><ul><li>95.4% of men identified as African American. </li></ul><ul><li>96% of men self-identified as heterosexual. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Findings <ul><li>50.3% reported having ever been tested for HIV </li></ul><ul><li>31.8% reported having being been told by a doctor or nurse that he had an STI/STD </li></ul>
  8. 8. Findings <ul><li>53.6% reported ever discussion condoms with at least one sex partner </li></ul><ul><li>41.1% reported wanting to use condoms </li></ul><ul><li>20.3% reported using a condom during anal intercourse </li></ul><ul><li>63.7% reported using a condom during vaginal intercourse </li></ul><ul><li>29.8% reported having ever discussed having HIV test before having sex the first time. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Next Steps <ul><li>Given the high rates of HIV among African American women, it is important to continue to understand factors that put African American men at risk. </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted messages and interventions are needed for these men. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Support <ul><li>This project was funded by passion, dedication and hard work. </li></ul><ul><li>We want to thank all of the staff members that helped to collect the data. </li></ul>
  11. 11. We Miss Cliff
  12. 12. Questions?? THANK YOU !

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