Assessment of Minnesota HIV/AIDS Prevention Services for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Other Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
In 2009 and 2010, the HIV/AIDS epidemic continued across the United States and around the world. In the United States, the largest transmission risk continues to be male-to-male sex. Further, this transmission risk was the only one to continue to increase. As a result of this concern, CDC made funds available to states to support assessments of MSM HIV Prevention Programs and Services. Minnesota was awarded funds for this purpose and contracted with John Snow, Inc. (based in Boston) and Bob Tracy Consulting (based in Saint Paul) to conduct the assessment.
Between June, 2009 and September of 2010, a series of data collection activities were initiated and completed. The first round of assessment comprised 15 key informant interviews with leadership and staff from community-based organizations, AIDS service organizations, County and State Health Officials, academics and political leadership. In September, an online survey was developed and launched in October with support from many community-based organizations that urged their membership to complete the survey. A total of 214 completed surveys were received and analyzed. Seven focus groups were held with 33 gay, bisexual, transgender males and other MSM, with a special effort made to engage men who were younger, African American, Latino/Hispanic and transgender males. Finally, a staff person within the MDH STD/HIV Section interviewed 17 clients of the Partner Services program with the guidance of the study leaders.
The entire report can be downloaded here:
Assessment of Minnesota HIV/AIDS Prevention Services for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Other Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) - 2/21/2011 (PDF: 418 KB/87 pages)
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