Fighting High HIV Rates Among Gay Black Men

Published: September 8, 2009

Fighting High HIV Rates Among Gay Black Men

The University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) seeks clinical trial participants for the Broadening the Reach of Testing, Health Education, Resources, and Services (BROTHERS) Project, a national six-city study designed to reduce the high HIV infection rates among black men who have sex with men. This group has the highest rates of HIV among any minority ethnic and racial group in the United States.

The BROTHERS Project, a partnership with the UCLA AIDS Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit, will follow 400 African-American gay and bisexual men from Los Angeles County over two years to evaluate various approaches to reducing their alarmingly high rates of HIV.

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