The Men’s HIV Prevention Health Project

SSW Investigator(s):

Lena Lundgren, PhD (PI), Sarah Bachman, PhD (Co-PI)

Major Outside Collaborators:

Tapestry Health

Funding Source:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for years 2003-2008

Project Description:

This five-year longitudinal research effort examines the effectiveness of adding culturally sensitive intensive prevention case management to standard community health outreach services among a target population of substance-abusing men who have sex with men, primarily men of color. Tapestry Health provides the intervention services. A quasi-experimental research design with a comparison group is used to determine the likelihood that this population of adult MSMs will have: (1) reduced past-month use of alcohol or drugs; (2) reduced alcohol or drug consequences; (3) improved self-sufficiency through employment or other legal income; (4) improved social support and functioning; (5) improved health and mental health status; and (6) improved treatment efficacy including appropriate service utilization, improved program retention and increased program completion. In addition, the study will explore whether participants increased rates of condom use; HIV, STI, and Hepatitis testing; and mental health and substance abuse treatment utilization.