ENGAGING BLACK MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (BMSM) IN LOS ANGELES IN HIV PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PREP)
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 to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV as part of the CHIPTS HIV Research and Community Colloquia Series on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
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.