The goal of this project is to examine features of younger Black MSM's social networks that are most amenable to bio-behavioral intervention. The purpose of the study is to learn how social and sexual networks affect men’s beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and physical and mental health related to risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS. Social network analysis will be longitudinal over a two year follow-up assessment to determine dynamic features of the network. This work is supported by the National Institutes of Health. For more information contact Britt Livak.
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.