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Unique Bruthas United 3MV PLUS. Darrin Aiken – Program Coordinator Christopher Jackson – Prevention Training Specialist. Substance abuse and Gay men . Objectives. Brief overview of AIDS Project Los Angeles Health &Wellness Center Many Men Many Voices Intervention

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unique bruthas united 3mv plus

Unique Bruthas United3MV PLUS

Darrin Aiken – Program Coordinator

Christopher Jackson – Prevention Training Specialist

objectives
Objectives
  • Brief overview of AIDS Project Los Angeles Health &Wellness Center
  • Many Men Many Voices Intervention
  • Substance abuse and Gay men
  • Stigma
  • Disclosure
  • What can we do better
  • Epidemiology about substance abuse and HIV trends
substance abuse and gay men1
Substance abuse and Gay men
  • Alcohol
  • Chrystal Meth
  • Crack
  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Pills
why we do the things we do
Why we do the things we do

Things on the Inside

  • Values & Self Standards/Identity
  • Attitudes and beliefs
  • Emotions
  • Intentions
  • Perception of Risk

Things on the Outside

  • Social norms: Family/Culture/

Religious/Peer

  • Social Influence: Racism & Homophobia
  • Social Support
  • Sexual Relationship Dynamics
stigma
Stigma
  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Rejection
    • Family
    • Community
    • Peers
    • Sexual Relationships
    • Institutions
disclosure
Disclosure
  • Issues
    • Fear of not being accepted
    • Continuing using
    • Health
  • Barriers
    • Treatment Center /Workplace /Family / Community
    • Legal
    • Disclosing sexuality
disclosure1
Disclosure
  • In Treatment
    • Practice Self Honesty
    • Build Trust
    • Support from Peers
    • Support Groups
    • Treatment
      • Medical
        • Mental Health
      • Social
  • In Recovery
    • Opening up to new way living
    • Support from the fellowship
    • Support from family friends
    • Acceptance or not from a sex partner
what can do better or differently
What can do better or differently

Discussion

  • Offer HIV/STD Education and Testing
  • Accompany Positive Residents to Healthcare
  • Have Specific Counselors are aware and connect to HIV Resources
  • Support and Encourage Clients to Stay in Treatment
  • All Staff Members Receive Updated HIV Information and Training
  • Cultural /Sensitivity Information for Residents
trends
Trends
  • Drug Use
    • Alcohol
    • Methamphetamines
    • Crack
    • Heroin
    • Weed
    • Pills
  • HIV
  • Black and Latin Men
    • Higher Infection Rates
  • Undiagnosed HIV infections
    • Testing
  • Not In Care
aids project los angeles
AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES
  • Health & Wellness Center
    • Open two years
    • Provide rapid HIV Testing and Counseling
    • Prevention Programs
      • Mpowerment
      • DICE LIVES TND
      • Crystal Meth Harm Reduction
      • LINKS Mental Health Program
      • Positive Connections and Positive Changes
      • Unique Bruthas United
any questions
ANY QUESTIONS?

Darrin Aiken – 323.329.9903 – [email protected]

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