Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons of Color
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of fiscal year 2016 funds for a cooperative agreement program for community-based organizations (CBOs) to develop and implement High-Impact Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Programs in the following two categories: Category A: HIV prevention services for high risk Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men and their partners regardless of age, gender, and race/ethnicity. Category B: HIV prevention services for high risk Young Transgender Persons of color and their partners regardless of age, gender, and race ethnicity. Community-based organizations are uniquely positioned to complement and extend the reach of HIV prevention efforts implemented by state and local health departments and education agencies to support the optimization of services across public, private, and other community-based organizations to achieve objectives of increased identification of HIV infection, referral for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) services, earlier entry to HIV care, and increased consistency of care. The High-Impact HIV Prevention Program model for HIV-positive and high-risk HIV-negative persons will consist of the following required program components: (1) formalized collaborations; (2) program promotion, outreach, and recruitment; (3) targeted HIV testing; (4) HIV prevention for HIV-positive persons; (5) HIV prevention for high-risk HIV-negative persons; (6) condom distribution; and (7) HIV and organizational planning. The purpose of this program is to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs to reduce morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities.