Barriers and Risk Factors that Affect Access to Care or Prevention Services: Stories and Strategies from a Panel of HIV+ & HIV- Latino and African-American YMSM
We have all heard the phrase "test and treat." Yet there are many reasons why some Latino and African-American YMSM have trouble accessing care and prevention services, or remaining in programs once enrolled. In this workshop, you’ll hear from Latino and African-American YMSM representing both the HIV + and HIV – communities, and get to hear first-hand about their experiences not only working with their peers, but also their personal stories dealing with the very same barriers that clients face. By the conclusion, you will be able to identify common barriers that affect YMSM's decisions or even ability to access care and services that could help them, and also describe the strategies to implement to help overcome these barriers. The facilitators will conclude with an open discussion for others to share their local challenges and strategies.
Obed Caballero, Jose Javier and Gregory Timmer, Latinos Salud, Wilton Manors, FL