The status of a HRSA research and demonstration project on HIV care for Black men who have sex with men (MSM) is summarized in the AETC ShareSpot, Integrating Behavioral Health and Clinical Care to End the HIV Epidemic among Black Men who have Sex with Men.
Read the ShareSpot and watch the below video from the 2020 Ryan White National Conference
This SPNS Black MSM initiative has eight sites that are using varied interventions (e.g., social marketing campaign, intensive case management, recreation-based peer supports, motivational interviewing) to address gaps in behavioral health and clinical care for Black MSM, whose face lags in their clinical care outcomes. In 2018, 74.8 percent of young black/African American MSM (aged 13–24) receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) HIV medical care were virally suppressed; overall, 88.1 percent of RHWAP clients were virally suppressed.
The Black MSM SPNS project runs from 2018-2021 and is approaching its final year. The ShareSpot article provides a recap of research to date and evaluative activities leading into the final year.
For more technical resources focused on Black MSM, see Replication Resources for African American/Black MSM from earlier HRSA projects and our MSM topic page.