The aim of Project Ready is to better understand the HIV prevention needs of African American and Latino young men who have sex with men and transgender women between the ages of 13 and 19. Utilizing insights from minority stress theory, syndemic theory, and theories of risk and resilience, the study seeks to better understand the contextual risk factors that shape the psychosocial and sexual health outcomes of sexual minority youth of color. The study is supported by the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM), the STI/HIV Intervention Network (SHINE) and the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS). For more information contact Kimberly Fisher.
The Expanded HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Program (xTLC) institutes routine testing programs in disproportionately affected populations in Chicago. We collaborate with community-based organizations and hospitals to ensure that HIV testing and subsequent linkage to care becomes a standard and unstigmatized part of health care.