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Subsequently, an independent review of the MP concluded the program both cost-effective and a program that led to the aversion of “an estimated 2.0 to 2.3 HIV infections in the first year (according to the epidemic scenario), 5.0 to 6.2 over 5 years, and 9.2 to 13.1 over 20 years” (Kahn, Kegeles, Hays, & Beltzer, 2001, p. 1). Aversion is particularly important when considering "at least one teenager or young adult in this country is infected with HIV every hour of every day" (amfAR, 5015, para. 1). Hence, the significance of early intervention. Presently, the MP is running in upwards of 55 communities throughout the U.S. with a trial program underway in Beirut (Lebanese AIDS, S, Arab Foundation for Freedom, University of California, S. F.,…show more content…
These gatherings focus on HIV vulnerability relative to individual factors, interpersonal factors, cultural factors, community/structural factors, and biomedical factors (MP, 2016). Also, participants work toward positive changes in behavior and fostering healthy communities that are gay-positive and ethnic/racial-positive.
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The most recent evidence concludes MSM/YMSM “aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 92% of new HIV diagnoses among all men in their age group and 27% of new diagnoses among all gay and bisexual men” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016, para. 3). Thus, suggests intervention in highly populated MSM/YMSM communities is vital to reversing this negative trend. Early recognition of this trend caught the attention of Dr. Kegeles and Dr. Hays from the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, at the University of California, San Francisco. Together they developed an “HIV prevention methodology that reformed the social environment of people at risk for HIV/AIDS, as well as focused on individual and interpersonal-level issues that result in individual’s vulnerability to HIV” (Kegeles & Hayes, 1996, p. 1129). Subsequently, their collaboration led to the PP known as the MP, which today, continues to serve this vulnerable population while at the same time decreasing new incidences of HIV among MSM/YMSM.
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