HPTN 096: Building Equity Through Advocacy is an HIV prevention study aiming to reduce HIV rates among Black men (inclusive of cisgender and transgender men) who have sex with men (MSM) in the southern U.S. The study includes a package of four interventions which simultaneously address social, structural, institutional, and behavioral barriers to HIV prevention and care.
WHAT IS HPTN 096?
WHAT IS PEER SUPPORT?
Peer Supporters are local community members trained to serve as virtual role models and establish a mutually supportive and trusting relationship to address challenges, share knowledge, and connect you to resources in your community.
They will listen and offer support in a respectful and nonjudgmental way, empowering you to make informed decisions about your sexual health.
THE HPTN 096 PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM is a supportive space where Black/African American same-gender loving men can:
Find support, be in community with one another and feel welcomed, safe, and free to be one's authentic self.
Talk about a variety of sexual health related topics that impact them (including HIV Prevention, treatment and care)
OUR PEER SUPPORTERS
are individuals in your community who can share their personal knowledge and experiences and connect you to HIV-related, sexual health, and support services in your area.