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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


Substance abuse and gay men

Substance abuse and Gay men


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


Apla health wellness center

APLA Health & Wellness Center


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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