Colloquium: “Engaging Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (BMSM) in Los Angeles in HIV PreP”

February 11, 2016 – After numerous reports of low enrollment of Black MSM in local PrEP demonstration projects, a local convening of researchers and community stakeholders was conducted to discuss strategies for improving PrEP uptake among Black MSM in Los Angeles.  Dr. Nina Harawa of the CHIPTS Policy Core presented key findings and recommendations that resulted from this convening.

Dr. Nina Harawa is an Associate Professor with the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an Associate Professor at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.  Trained in epidemiology, her research involves understanding trends in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and developing effective, culturally relevant interventions.  She has partnered to conduct innovative research in a variety of populations – including high-risk African American men, sexually active African American and Latina women, older adults, and incarcerated and post-incarcerated men and women.


CHIPTS hosts a monthly HIV Research and Community Colloquia Series in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV to highlight current issues and conversations surrounding HIV. Click here for past lectures and check out the events page for more information on future Colloquia presentations!