Young Men’s Affiliation Project (YMAP)

The Young Men’s Affiliation Project (YMAP) is a two-city study (Chicago and Houston) that will utilize methods of social network analysis to better understand the affiliation between young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and the social spaces they frequent. These spaces can be broadly conceptualized as venues where there may be increased risk of HIV transmission (“risk venues”) or protective spaces that such as clinics and community-based organizations that provide HIV prevention services. This work is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Click here to view the study's Data Dictionary. For more information, please contact Rebecca Eavou.

The Expanded HIV Testing Initiative

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.