SPNS Initiative: Outreach, Care, and Prevention to Engage HIV Seropositive Young MSM of Color, 2004-2009


This Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) initiative aimed to support innovative interventions to assist HIV-infected young (ages 13-24) men who have sex with men (MSM) of color to learn their HIV status, link them into HIV primary care, and prevent further HIV transmission.  The George Washington University Youth Evaluation Services (YES) Center served as the Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for this initiative and conducted the design and implementation of a multi-site evaluation.  This initiative funded eight demonstration projects to develop and locally evaluate innovative service models designed to reach HIV-infected young MSM of color and to link them to culturally-appropriate clinical, supportive, and preventive services. These eight grant recipients included: AIDS Project East Bay (Oakland, CA); Bronx AIDS Services (NY); Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (Houston, TX); Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (CA); Men of Color Health Awareness Project (Rochester, NY); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); and Working for Togetherness (Chicago, IL).

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Date Last Reviewed:  October 2016