Research shows that Black men who are intimate with men face worse outcomes along the HIV care continuum than their white counterparts. The intersecting marginalized identities of Black LGBTQ+ youth make them significantly more likely to experience racism and violence. Violence is a critical, yet understudied, factor that deeply influence HIV care disparities. HIV-related research and history also show that social networks provide significant support for those experiencing homophobia, anti-Black racism and stigma associated with HIV.
The Resilence Project is a study to understand how experience of violence and racism have affected the HIV care continuum for Black men who identify as Gay, Bisexual, Same Gender Loving Men, Queer, and are living with HIV. Via in-depth interviews and surveys, we learned that participants need support and community throughout their diagnosis and time living HIV.
The Resilence Project is done in partnership with Medical College of Wisconsin and Case Western Reserve University. This study was supported by the National Institute of Health.
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