No Turning Back
Addressing the HIV Crisis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men
CDC-Funded Prevention Programs
Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS (BABAA)
Based in St. Louis, BABAA provides prevention programs targeting MSM, including street and community outreach, counseling and testing, condom distribution, safer sex kits, brochures and other educational resources.
The National Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization (LLEGO), a national network that mobilizes local Latino communities, helps develop the capacity of local organizations to address cultural, gender, orientation, environmental, social, and multilingual prevention needs of Latino MSM.
The organization also works with non-MSM communities to address homophobia which often impedes prevention outreach targeted to Latino MSM. In addition, LLEGO has developed training models for developing self-esteem among Latino MSM.
Altogether, LLEGO has provided technical assistance to more than 125 community-based organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico and has disbursed seed funding to HIV prevention and cultural education initiatives.
Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD)
GMAD provides HIV prevention services to African-American MSM and other MSM of African descent in the New York City area.
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