Black Los Angeles HIV/Aids Coalition Meeting

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sep 4, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

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You are invited to attend the September meeting of the Black Los Angeles HIV/AIDS
Coalition (BLAAC) where we will be discussing the some of the findings from the
HIV Prevention Trials Network – HPTN 061. HPTN 061 was a six (6) city (Atlanta,
Boston, DC, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco) study with
the overall purpose of determining the feasibility and acceptability of a
multi-component intervention for Black MSM, including peer navigation.

 

In Los Angeles, the HPTN 061 study called” The BROTHERS (Broadening the Reach Of
Testing, Health, Education, Resources and Services) Study”.

 

BLAAC has asked Principal Investigator for the LA site, Steve Shoptaw, Ph.D., of the
UCLA Department of Family Medicine / Center for Behavioral & Addiction
Medicine to come and share some of the findings of the study as well as some of
the LA specific data.

 

In particular, the conversation will focus on the following:

 

  • Discussion of the national (2.8%) and Los Angeles (6.2%) rates for HIV
    incidence among Black MSM and what this means.

 

  • Exploration of the factors that are associated with undiagnosed HIV
    infection in the full, six (6) city study – which includes

o   unprotected receptive anal sex

o    older age (30+)

o   being unemployed

o   poverty

o    STI diagnosis

 

  • Discussion of how these findings can influence a NEW way of working in
    Los Angeles to promote the health of Black MSM.

 

 

Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by
visiting www.tinyurl.com/blaacmeeting no
later than Friday August 31st.  

 

 

Regards,

BLAAC Executive Committee

Black Los Angeles, HIV/AIDS Coalition strives to create
an environment that promotes the health and wellness of Black people by
advocating for culturally informed strategies and polices that lead to the end
of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.