INTERVENTIONS

PrEP


Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting HIV to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. 

SISTA


The Community Wellness Project is pleased to offer facilitators’ training on the SISTA intervention (Sisters Informing Sisters About Topics on AIDS).

TWIST


TWIST is a peer-led, small-group, social-skills-building, and educational intervention for adult, transgender women with HIV, who have known their HIV status for at least 3 months.

WILLOW


The WILLOW intervention is a social-skills-building and educational intervention for adult women living with HIV. It consists of 4 four-hour sessions, which are delivered by two trained, adult female facilitators, one of whom is a woman living with HIV.

d-UP!


The overall goal of d-up! is to increase the number of black MSM who use a condom when they have sex. To accomplish this, d-up! focuses on changing the target social network’s condom use norms.

POL


POL aims to spread messages about a variety of health behaviors (e.g., adopting safer-sex behaviors, seeking HIV antibody testing, disclosing HIV status to sex partners, seeking prevention and medical services) throughout a community. Usually, 1 risk influencing factor, or community norm, is targeted.

YEP


A 3-month STD/HIV education, awareness and prevention program designed specifically for African-American youth between the ages of 13 and 18. The Program is designed to empower youth to make healthier decisions regarding sexual health while addressing social and cultural issues and co-factors that increase the risk for HIV/STD infection.

VOICES/VOCES


Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education & Safer Sex (VOICES/VOCES) is a group-level, single-session video-based HIV/STD prevention intervention designed to increase condom negotiation skills and increase condom use among participants who visit STD clinics. Currently, CDC supports the implementation of VOICES/VOCES with men who have sex with men (MSM).

SHILE


A group level intervention, SIHLE is a peer-led, social-skills training intervention aimed at reducing HIV sexual risk behavior among sexually active, African American teenage females, ages 14-18.

3MV


3MV is a 7 session group level intervention specifically geared towards minority Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) who may or may not identify as “gay”. Topics/Issues covered include: positive self-imaging, condom negotiation, HIV/STD risk reduction strategies and maintaining support systems.

NIA


NIA is a video-based motivational skills-building small-group intervention aimed at reducing risk behaviors among heterosexual African-American men living with HIV/AIDS.Click here for more information on CDC-supported effective interventions.